Echolalia meaning

ĕkō-lālē-ə
(psychiatry) The immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others, often a symptom of autism or some types of schizophrenia.
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An infant's repetition of the sounds made by others, a normal occurrence in childhood development.
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The automatic repetition by someone of words spoken in his or her presence, esp. as a symptom of mental disorder.
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The repetition of words or phrases spoken by others, often occurring in people with autism spectrum disorder and certain other mental disorders.
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(clinical psychology) The immediate, involuntary, and repetitive echoing of words or phrases spoken by another.
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An infant's repetitive imitation of vocal sounds spoken by another person, occurring naturally during childhood development.
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Any apparently meaningless, repetitious noises, especially voices.
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Origin of echolalia

  • echo Greek laliā talk (from lalos talkative)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From echo +‎ -lalia.

    From Wiktionary