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1. Marked by a ready flow of speech; fluent.
a. Turning easily on an axis; rotating.
b. Botany Twining or twisting: a voluble vine.

[Middle English, moving easily, from Old French, from Latin volūbilis, revolving, fluent, from volvere, to roll; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vol′u·bil′i·ty, vol′u·ble·ness n.
vol′u·bly adv.
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Noun1.volubility - the quality of being facile in speech and writingvolubility - the quality of being facile in speech and writing
communicativeness - the trait of being communicative
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[ˌvɒljʊˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nlocuacidad f
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nRedseligkeit f
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His volubility had left him at last, and he sank down wearily on my sofa.
Hem's theory, in so far as it professes to be an adequate explanation of "mysterious disappearances," is open to many obvious objections; to fewer as he states it himself in the "spacious volubility" of his book.
Highcamp hung with languid but unaffected interest upon the warm and impetuous volubility of her left-hand neighbor, Victor Lebrun.
He greeted Philip with enthusiasm, and with his usual volubility told him that he had come to live in London, Ruth Chalice was a hussy, he had taken a studio, Paris was played out, he had a commission for a portrait, and they'd better dine together and have a good old talk.
Could there have been anything like her present disjointed volubility in the fascinations that had captivated him?
And then he bade them get the fire lit, and stalked out upon his crutch, with his hand on my shoulder, leaving them in a disarray, and silenced by his volubility rather than convinced.
Had Lydia and her mother known the substance of her conference with her father, their indignation would hardly have found expression in their united volubility. In Lydia's imagination, a visit to Brighton comprised ever possibility of earthly happiness.
Our captain, however, rather distrusted his ability in this respect, and refused to recognize his claim to the character he assumed; but our gentleman was determined to play his part, for, by dint of much scrambling, he succeeded in getting into the weather-quarter boat, where he steadied himself by holding on to a shroud, and then commenced issuing his commands with amazing volubility and very peculiar gestures.
He ceased brokenly, alarmed by his own volubility and by Genevieve's look of alarm.
'But I didn't blab it; did I, Fagin?' demanded Tom, pouring question upon question with great volubility.
Cluppins, with great volubility; 'why there ain't the faintest shade of an excuse for his behaviour!
But Miss Bates soon came"Very happy and obliged"but Emma's conscience told her that there was not the same cheerful volubility as beforeless ease of look and manner.