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From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon

“Night was falling as the comrades stepped into the streets, still thronged with voluble people…”

-from an untitled draft of a Kull story




adjective: voluble

1. speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently.

synonyms: talkative, loquacious, garrulous, verbose, wordy, chatty, gossipy, effusive, gushing, forthcoming, conversational, communicative, expansive; More

articulate, fluent;

informalmouthy, motormouthed, gabby, gassy, windy, talky

antonyms: Taciturn


Middle English (in senses ‘rotating about an axis’ and ‘having a tendency to change’): from French, or from Latin volubilis, from volvere ‘to roll.’ The modern meanings arose in the late 16th century.

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