glossolalia

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glos·so·la·li·a

 (glô′sə-lā′lē-ə, glŏs′ə-)
n.
1. Fabricated and nonmeaningful speech, especially such speech associated with a trance state or certain schizophrenic syndromes.

[New Latin : Greek glōssa, tongue + Greek lalein, to babble.]

glossolalia

(ˌɡlɒsəˈleɪlɪə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) another term for gift of tongues
2. (Psychology) psychol babbling in a nonexistent language
[C19: New Latin, from glosso- + Greek lalein to speak, babble]

glos•so•la•li•a

(ˌglɒs əˈleɪ li ə, ˌglɔ sə-)

n.
incomprehensible speech sometimes occurring in a hypnotic trance or in an episode of religious ecstasy. Compare speaking in tongues.
[1875–80]

glossolalia

an ecstatic, usually unintelligible speech uttered in the worship services of any of several sects stressing emotionality and religious fervor. Also called speaking in tongues. — glossolalist, n.
See also: Speech

glossolalia

Speaking in tongues, taken as a sign in some Christian churches of inspiration by the Holy Spirit. Also called the gift of tongues.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glossolalia - repetitive nonmeaningful speech (especially that associated with a trance state or religious fervor)
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Translations
kielilläpuhuminen
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