Gift-of-tongues meaning

(bible) A divine gift whereby utterances of the Apostles were heard as though spoken in each of the various native languages of their hearers: Acts 2:1-13
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The ability or phenomenon of spontaneous, ecstatic speech in no known language or in a language unknown to the speaker, considered as a charismatic gift in certain Christian denominations.
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Origin of gift-of-tongues

  • From the Apostles' speaking in tongues in Acts 2:4

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