Glossolalia meaning

glôsə-lālē-ə, glŏsə-
Ecstatic or apparently ecstatic utterance of usually unintelligible speechlike sounds, as in a religious assembly, viewed by some as a manifestation of deep religious experience.
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Speaking in tongues; speaking a language one does not know, or speaking elaborate but apparently meaningless speech, while in a trance-like state (or, supposedly, under the influence of spirits).
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Fabricated and nonmeaningful speech, especially such speech associated with a trance state or certain schizophrenic syndromes.
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Fabricated and nonmeaningful speech, especially such speech associated with a trance state or certain schizophrenic syndromes.
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Origin of glossolalia

  • New Latin Greek glōssa tongue Greek lalein to babble

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

  • From glosso- +‎ -lalia.

    From Wiktionary