alalus

noun al·a·lus \ˈa-lə-ləs; (ˈ)ā-ˈlā-, -ˈla-\

Definition of alalus

plural

alali

\ˈa-lə-ˌlī; (ˈ)ā-ˈlā-, -ˈla-\ or

alaloi

\ˈa-lə-ˌlȯi; (ˈ)ā-ˈlā-, -ˈla-\
  1. :  a hypothetical hominid lacking the faculty of speech

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Origin and Etymology of alalus

New Latin, from Greek alalos speechless, from a- 2a- + lalos loquacious


First Known Use: 1876


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