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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vol·u·ble a.
 1. Easily rolling or turning; easily set in motion; apt to roll; rotating; as, voluble particles of matter.
 2. Moving with ease and smoothness in uttering words; of rapid speech; nimble in speaking; glib; as, a flippant, voluble, tongue.
    [Cassio,] a knave very voluble.   --Shak.
 Note:Voluble was used formerly to indicate readiness of speech merely, without any derogatory suggestion. “A grave and voluble eloquence.”
 3. Changeable; unstable; fickle.  [Obs.]
 4. Bot. Having the power or habit of turning or twining; as, the voluble stem of hop plants.
 Voluble stem Bot., a stem that climbs by winding, or twining, round another body.
 -- Vol*u*ble*ness, n. -- Vol*u*bly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : in a chatty manner; "`when I was a girl,' she said chattily,
            `I used to ride a bicycle'" [syn: chattily]