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Related to glossolalia: speaking in tongues
1. Fabricated and nonmeaningful speech, especially such speech associated with a trance state or certain schizophrenic syndromes.
2. See gift of tongues.
[New Latin : Greek glōssa, tongue + Greek lalein, to babble.]
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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]
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glos•so•la•li•a(ˌglɒs əˈleɪ li ə, ˌglɔ sə-)
incomprehensible speech sometimes occurring in a hypnotic trance or in an episode of religious ecstasy. Compare speaking in tongues.
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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
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Speaking in tongues, taken as a sign in some Christian churches of inspiration by the Holy Spirit. Also called the gift of tongues.
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