palilalia


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palilalia

(ˌpælɪˈleɪlɪə)
n
(Medicine) a speech disorder in which a word or phrase is rapidly repeated
[C20: from Greek palin again + lalein to babble]
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Noun1.palilalia - a pathological condition in which a word is rapidly and involuntarily repeated
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Translations
palilalie
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Speech is slow, monotonous, with palilalia, by repeating the first syllable.
One of his previous volumes, Palilalia, was a finalist for the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry.
Next, in Cage's multi-lingual, improvisational prankster Aria, she humorously channeled everything from opera to 19th-century folk music, delighting the audience with a ditsy palilalia of vocal gymnastics, facial expressions, and full-body gestures.