glossolalia

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

Definition of glossolalia

:tongue 3c

glossolalist

play \ˌglä-sə-ˈlā-list, ˌglȯ-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of glossolalia

New Latin


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glossolalia

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

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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