noun, plural loquacities.
1. the quality or state of being very talkative.
2. an instance of talkativeness or garrulity; a loquacious flow of talk:
c.1200, from Latin loquacitatem (nominative loquacitas) “talkativeness,” from loquax “talkative” (see loquacious). An Old English word for it was ofersprecolnes.
“Leave out all these idle words in your own praise,” interrupted the Tarkaan. “It is enough to know that you took the child—and have had ten times the worth of his daily bread out of him in labour, as anyone can see. And now tell me at once what price you put on him, for I am wearied with your loquacity.”
The Horse And His Boy
garrulity; logorrhea; prolixity; verboseness
One of the best things about writing is the opportunity to use words that go unused in everyday discourse. This word of the day collection is a regular feature that will serve up shining examples of such words.