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noun: Unintelligible utterances occurring during religious excitation, schizophrenia, etc. Also known as speaking in tongues.
From Greek glosso- (tongue, language) + -lalia (chatter, babbling), from lalein (to babble). Earliest documented use: 1879. A related term is coprolalia.
“He gave Traycee-Lay a quick, irritated look because her glossolalia, which came out something like: ‘Oh my Guhd, oh my Guhd... yasyas yas, yasyas yas... in-nin-nin’ ... her glossolalia was interfering with his delivery.”
John Eppel; Hatchings; Ama Books; 2006.
See more usage examples of glossolalia in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Once we assuage our conscience by calling something a "necessary evil", it begins to look more and more necessary and less and less evil. -Sydney J. Harris, journalist (14 Sep 1917-1986)