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glossolalia

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

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

Psychiatry Gibberish, 'speaking in tongues'
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

glos·so·la·li·a

(glos'ō-lā'lē-ă)
Rarely used term for unintelligible jargon or babbling.
[glosso- + G. lalia, talk, chat]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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"Bone Orchard Lunch Hour" deserves mention here, as does "God's Gym," which begins with the speaker driving in rush hour "past the strip-mall fitness center," with its neon letter "L" gone dark, but then swiftly embarks on a vision of the Shakers, the Christian sect known for both minimalist furniture design and their physically dynamic worship services, with their "glossolalia / of twitch and stomp ...
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What recent American writers do with literary language is no different, in other words, than what Catholics do with the Latin mass or what charismatics do with glossolalia: all attribute transcendent power to the nonsemantic form of words.
Mormon religiosity returned to ecstatic expressions such as glossolalia and faith healings that had not been present since the New Testament and would not be a fixture of the revival tradition for nearly another fifty years.
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