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glossolalia

glossolalia

noun glos·so·la·lia \ˌglä-sə-ˈlā-lē-ə, ˌgl-\

Definition of GLOSSOLALIA

:  tongue 4c
glos·so·la·list \-ˈlā-list\ noun

Origin of GLOSSOLALIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1879

glossolalia

noun glos·so·la·lia \ˌgläs-ə-ˈlā-lē-ə, ˌgls-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLOSSOLALIA

:  profuse and often emotionally charged speech that mimics coherent speech but is usually unintelligible to the listener and that is uttered in some states of religious ecstasy and in some schizophrenic states

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