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glossolalia

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

Definition of glossolalia

  1. :  tongue 4c

glossolalist

play \-ˈlā-list\ noun


Origin and Etymology of glossolalia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1879


Medical Dictionary

glossolalia

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noun glos·so·la·lia \ˌgläs-ə-ˈlā-lē-ə, ˌglȯs-\

Medical Definition of glossolalia

  1. :  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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