Glossolalia



[glos-uh-ley-lee-uh, glaw-suh-] /ˌglɒs əˈleɪ li ə, ˌglɔ sə-/

noun
1.
incomprehensible speech in an imaginary language, sometimes occurring in a trance state, an episode of religious ecstasy, or schizophrenia.
/ˌɡlɒsəˈleɪlɪə/
noun
1.
another term for gift of tongues
2.
(psychol) babbling in a nonexistent language
n.

“speaking in tongues,” 1879, from Greek glossa “tongue, language” (see gloss (n.2)) + lalia “talk, prattle, a speaking,” from lalein “to speak, prattle,” of echoic origin.

glossolalia glos·so·la·li·a (glô’sə-lā’lē-ə)
n.
Fabricated, nonmeaningful speech, especially associated with trances or certain schizophrenic syndromes.

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