gift of tongues

noun phrase

Definition of gift of tongues

: a divinely granted gift or talent identified by ecstatic, usually unintelligible speech — see also tongue entry 1 sense 4c

First Known Use of gift of tongues

1560, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gift of tongues

from the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:1–13

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“Gift of tongues.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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