Word of the Day : January 7, 2022
?What It Means
Voluble means "characterized by ready or rapid speech."
"[Erich Jarvis] hypothesized that the most vocal animals are typically the ones that have to worry less about predators. Interestingly, he noticed that especially voluble vocal learners 'tend to be near the top of the food chain—like humans, whales, and dolphins or elephants.'"
During the public forum, the town's more voluble residents expressed their displeasure with the council's decision to increase property taxes.
Did You Know?
Voluble traces back to Latin volvere, meaning "to set in a circular course" or "to cause to roll." English rolled with that meaning, using voluble as an adjective to describe things easily rolling, changing, or turning, and later added the meaning of Latin volūbilis, which implies readily flowing speech. Today, voluble most often describes an individual who speaks easily and often.
Voluble 可追寻至拉丁语 volvere，意思是“to set in a circular course「设置在一条环形的路线上」”或“to cause to roll「滚动」”。 英语有 rolled「滚动」的意思，形容词voluble 用于形容易滚动、易变化或易转动的事物，后来又有了拉丁语 volūbilis 的意思，畅所欲言。 今天，voluble 常用来形容讲话轻松的而且常说话的。
Fill in the blanks to complete a word meaning "full of or given to excessive talk": l _ _ ua _ i _ _ s.