March 2nd, 2008

let’s get wordy for a moment

Inspired by today’s dictionary.com Word of the Day, here is a short list of nice words I’ve compiled – words to do with talking, chatting, gossiping, blabbering, rambling and, something I’m never guilty of, verbosity.

Garrulous \GAIR-uh-lus; GAIR-yuh-\, adjective:
1. Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative.
2. Wordy.

Verbose [ver-bohs] –adjective
Characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy: a verbose report.

Locquatious [loh-kwey-shuhs] –adjective
1. talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest.
2. characterized by excessive talk; wordy: easily the most loquacious play of the season.

Deipnosophist [dahyp-nos-uh-fist] –noun
a person who is an adept conversationalist at table.

Prate [preyt]
–verb (used without object)
1. to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble: They prated on until I was ready to scream.
–verb (used with object)
2. to utter in empty or foolish talk: to prate absurdities with the greatest seriousness.
–noun
3. act of prating.
4. empty or foolish talk.

I like that last one particularly because of its similarity to the much more common verb in dutch “praten” – to talk/chat.


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