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“Loquacious” is The Weekly Word – let’s see what interesting uses we can make of our wonderful language

I’m introducing a brand new section to the blog and I’m going to call it the Weekly Word. Most of the time it will come on a Monday morning but this week it’s going to be Friday – other things got in the way this week unfortunately!

So, the plan is that I share a word of the week and people can submit the unusual, imaginative or completely accurate usage of the word in a single sentence or a paragraph.

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This weeks word is LOQUACIOUS, it is an adjective pronounced ‘lo-kway-shus’

It means full of excessive talk or tending to talk much or freely; fluent talk. OR characterized by excessive talk; wordy.
Examples of the word LOQUACIOUS
  1. She was a loquacious speaker and politician.
  2. It was easily the most loquacious play she had seen.

Origins of the word Locquacious

It derives from the Latin loquac-, loquax, from loqui to speak and it’s first known use is in 1663
The idea of the Weekly Word comes from Toastmasters International which is a speaking club I belong to. Each meeting we have a Grammarian Role and the purpose of the role is to try out new words that stretch our vocabulary as well as to monitor and report back on people’s use of language. If you’d like to find out more about Toastmasters groups in your area then you can visit their website at: http://www.toastmasters.org/
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Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational coach and founder of the Hysterectomy Association. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in the adoption and engagement of digital technologies. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

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