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glossolalia

 [glos″o-la´le-ah]
gibberish that simulates coherent speech.

glos·so·la·li·a

(glos'ō-lā'lē-ă),
Rarely used term for unintelligible jargon or babbling.
[glosso- + G. lalia, talk, chat]

glossolalia

/glos·so·la·lia/ (glos″o-la´le-ah) gibberish that simulates coherent speech.

glossolalia

(glô′sə-lā′lē-ə, glŏs′ə-)
n.
1. Fabricated and nonmeaningful speech, especially such speech associated with a trance state or certain schizophrenic syndromes.
2. See gift of tongues.

glossolalia

[glos′ōlā′lyə]
Etymology: Gk, glossa + lalein, to babble
speech in an unknown "language," as in "speaking in tongues" during a state of religious ecstasy when the message being transmitted through the speaker is believed to be a message from a celestial spirit or from God.

glossolalia

Psychiatry Gibberish, 'speaking in tongues'

glos·so·la·li·a

(glos'ō-lā'lē-ă)
Rarely used term for unintelligible jargon or babbling.
[glosso- + G. lalia, talk, chat]

glossolalia

‘speaking in tongues’. The production of a stream of usually meaningless sounds resembling words. Glossolalia is a skill acquired by some people who enjoy a high state of religious excitement and is often accorded respect by like-minded observers.
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As the keyboardist began sustaining some soft chords, glossolalic utterances fell from the lips of some worshippers, while others wept or trembled under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
Vivier, Glossolalia, MedD dissertation, University of Witwatersrand, 1960: for a summary, see "The Glossolalic and His Personality", in Th.
In other words, our self-definition as Pentecostals is challenged when we realize that a Catholic presentation on ecumenism could have been just as compelling as a witness to scripture from a eucharistic center as this discussion from the vantage point of glossolalic prayer.