Merriam-Webster OnLine Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
SparkNotes.com

 

Main Entry: vol·u·ble
Pronunciation: 'väl-y&-b&l
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin volubilis, from volvere to roll; akin to Old English wealwian to roll, Greek eilyein to roll, wrap
Date: 15th century
1 : easily rolling or turning : ROTATING
2 : characterized by ready or rapid speech : GLIB, FLUENT
synonym see TALKATIVE
- vol·u·bil·i·ty /"väl-y&-'bi-l&-tE/ noun
- vol·u·ble·ness /'väl-y&-b&l-n&s/ noun
- vol·u·bly /-blE/ adverb

Search here for another word in

Collegiate Dictionary
Collegiate Thesaurus
SparkNotes.com :: Home
Merriam-Webster OnLine
Word of the Day
Word Game of the Day


Pronunciation Key
\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
\
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
© 2006 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated