the interpolation of meaningless words or phrases in a spoken sentence.
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em·bo·lo·la·li·a, embolophrasia (em'bō-lō-lā'lē-ă, -frā'zē-ă)
Interjection of meaningless words into a sentence when speaking.
[G. embolos, something thrown in, fr. emballo, to throw in, + lalia, speaking]
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embolalia, embololalia (em?bo-la'le-a) (em?bo-lo-la'le-a) [Gr. embolos, thrown in, + lalia, babble]
Insertion of stammered sounds or fillers such as “ah, ” “hmm, ” or “uh” in connected speech Synonym: embolophrasia
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