From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Verbose \Ver*bose"\, a. [L. verbosus, from verbum a word. See
   Abounding in words; using or containing more words than are
   necessary; tedious by a multiplicity of words; prolix; wordy;
   as, a verbose speaker; a verbose argument.
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         Too verbose in their way of speaking.    --Ayliffe.
   [1913 Webster] -- Ver*bose"ly, adv. -- Ver*bose"ness, n.
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