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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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The emotional and spiritual connection of speaking in tongues, the visceral experience, is what appeals to those in need during a time of economic and social instability, and is arguably the heart of the Pentecostal movement, he said.
The occurrences of speaking in tongues at Manmad and Bombay were followed by reports of the same at the Mukti Mission in late December 1906.
42) During one of her sermons there, she added fuel to the debate in America by declaring, "God's rule [is] to give speaking in tongues at the time or sometime after one's baptism, but I think I see from the Word of God that He has exceptions.
I never heard it mentioned in church, and when my friends and I discussed it, we mostly assumed speaking in tongues referred to the gift the apostles received at Pentecost when anyone listening to the apostles was able to understand them in their own language.