sialoquent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of sialic and eloquent, from Ancient Greek σίαλον (síalon, spittle", "saliva)

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

sialoquent (comparative more sialoquent, superlative most sialoquent)

  1. (rare) Tending to spray saliva when speaking.
    The sialoquent professor could not understand why his pupils would not sit in the front row of the lecture hall.
    • 1999, Charles Harrington Elster, The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations: The Complete Opinionated Guide, Houghton Mifflin (1999), ISBN 0395893380, page 150:
      With a little practice it will become easy and natural, and you will leave the sialoquent* sayers of ek-SPLIK-uh-buul in the dust.
    • 2001, Eric F. Fagan, Cast Your Net: A Step-By-Step Guide to Finding Your Soulmate on the Internet, Harvard Common Press (2001), ISBN 1558321896, page 210:
      In person your SMC may be boorish, charming, self-absorbed, humorous, gentle, sloppy, or even sialoquent ("spraying saliva while talking").
    • 2007, Azfarul Islam, "'Alo, 'Alo, 'Alo, What's This?", Felix, 28 September 2007, page 34:
      "Stop killing me you [censored] noob!"
      The grand finale of a coveted franchise, millions of fans in the making and presumably more spent in marketing will have culminated in one siaoloquent outburst hissing through your standard issue Xbox Live headset.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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