- Tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
“My loquacious neighbor caught me at the mailbox, so I was late for my meeting.”
“She tended to be quite loquacious when she was on the phone, but she was shy in person.”
“If you meet my grandchildren, you would think loquacious genes run in the family.”
Latin, mid-17th century
Why this word?
Fran Capo could be considered the world’s most loquacious, or talkative, person. She holds the Guinness World Record for fastest-talking woman, clocking in at 603.32 words in 54.2 seconds, or about 11 words a second. She holds a second loquacious record: Fastest TEDx Talk (at 59.275 seconds).
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