Logorrhea

Logorrhea

ˌlôɡəˈrēə

Noun

  • A tendency to extreme loquacity.

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Example Sentences

“His speech started out strong, but it devolved into incoherent logorrhea that was hard to follow.”

“When writing a term paper, avoid unnecessary logorrhea and stick to the point.”

“A good editor can help a writer transform confusing logorrhea into something more coherent and easy to read.”

Word Origin

Greek, early 20th century

Why this word?

There’s a word for everything. The ancient Greek word “logos” means “word” or “reason,” and it’s the root for the English words “logo,” “logophile” (a lover of words), and “logolatry” (the worship of words). As for “logorrhea,” it calls back to the Greek suffix “-rhoia,” which means “flow.”

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