Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “voluble”

See all translations

voluble

adjective uk   /ˈvɒl.jʊ.bl̩/ us    /ˈvɑːl-/ formal
speaking a lot, with confidence and enthusiasm: Many see Parker as the obvious leader, whose voluble style works well on TV. expressed in many words: It's not often that one hears such voluble praise for this government.
volubly
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
Translations of “voluble”
in Spanish locuaz, prolijo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 健談的, 侃侃而談的, 能言善辯的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 健谈的, 侃侃而谈的, 能言善辩的…
(Definition of voluble from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of voluble?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More