The use of an excessive number of words; verbiage.(noun)
The number of words used, as in a novel.(noun)
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Use "wordage" in a sentence
"IMHO the current wordage is testing the waters of international opinion to see if it can get a cut from the likely large amount of petroleum sitting in that part of the continental shelf."
"Whether I move today's scene to the beginning or not, I suspect I won't make quite as big a jump in wordage tomorrow because I'm going to rewrite part of what I wrote today to make it more exciting."
"But all of these things influence the reader’s experience, usually unfavourably; and it is obviously easier to give a text ‘air’, so to speak, if the wordage is short than if it is long."