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Garrulous Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    garrulous adj : full of trivial conversation; "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors" [syn: chatty, gabby, loquacious, talkative, talky]
Garrulous Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Garrulous \Gar"ru*lous\, a. [L. garrulus, fr. garrire to chatter, talk; cf. Gr. ? voice, ? to speak, sing. Cf. Call.]
  1. Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative; loquacious. The most garrulous people on earth. --De Quincey.
  2. (Zo["o]l.) Having a loud, harsh note; noisy; -- said of birds; as, the garrulous roller. Syn: Garrulous, Talkative, Loquacious. Usage: A garrulous person indulges in long, prosy talk, with frequent repetitions and lengthened details; talkative implies simply a great desire to talk; and loquacious a great flow of words at command. A child is talkative; a lively woman is loquacious; an old man in his dotage is garrulous. -- Gar"ru*lous*ly, adv. -- Gar"ru*lous*ness, n.
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Prolixity (from Latin prolixus, "extended"; also called wordiness, verbosity and garrulousness) in language refers to speech or writing which uses an excess of words. Adjectival forms include prolix, wordy, verbose, and garrulous.

Prolixity can also be used to refer to the length of a monologue or speech, especially a formal address such as a lawyer's oral argument.

In writing, prolixity can take many forms, including:

Writing that is overflowing with ornate or flowery adjective-heavy language is known as purple prose. Tastes vary widely in this regard. What was once considered enthralling description can be considered excess by a later generation. An example:

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  • Prescott Park Arts Festival ventures into magical realm this summer
    From a singing ogre and garrulous donkey to a cursed princess, live theater will go where it has never gone before with 'Shrek The Musical' this summer at Prescott Park Arts Festival in Portsmouth. Read more on this news related to 'Garrulous'
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