glossolalia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n glossolalia repetitive nonmeaningful speech (especially that associated with a trance state or religious fervor)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Glossolalia The gift of tongues. Farrar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n glossolalia The gift of tongues; the ability to speak foreign languages without having consciously learned them. This power is asserted to be sometimes present in somnambulistic persons.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. tongue + talk: cf. F. glossolalie,

Usage

In literature:

An interesting form of speech automatism is known as Glossolalia; in the typical case of Helene Smith, Th.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

Art Review ' Glossolalia '.
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