echolalia

noun
echo·​la·​lia | \ ˌe-kō-ˈlā-lē-ə How to pronounce echolalia (audio) \

Definition of echolalia

: the often pathological repetition of what is said by other people as if echoing them

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Other Words from echolalia

echolalic \ ˌe-​kō-​ˈla-​lik How to pronounce echolalic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of echolalia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The flapping and the echolalia are not just oddities. David Dobbs, WIRED, "Dissing the Disabled Without Data: A Biologist Mom Punches Back," 10 Feb. 2012

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First Known Use of echolalia

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for echolalia

New Latin

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The first known use of echolalia was circa 1885

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“Echolalia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echolalia. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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echolalia

noun
echo·​la·​lia | \ ˌek-ō-ˈlā-lē-ə How to pronounce echolalia (audio) \

Medical Definition of echolalia

: the often pathological repetition of what is said by other people as if echoing them

Other Words from echolalia

echolalic \ -​ˈlal-​ik How to pronounce echolalic (audio) \ adjective

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