from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fabricated and nonmeaningful speech, especially such speech associated with a trance state or certain schizophrenic syndromes.
- n. See gift of tongues.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Speaking in tongues; speaking a language one does not know, or speaking elaborate but apparently meaningless speech, while in a trance-like state (or, supposedly, under the influence of spirits).
- n. Xenoglossy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The gift of tongues. Farrar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The gift of tongues; the ability to speak foreign languages without having consciously learned them. This power is asserted to be sometimes present in somnambulistic persons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. repetitive nonmeaningful speech (especially that associated with a trance state or religious fervor)
New Latin : Greek glōssa, tongue + Greek lalein, to babble.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From glosso- + -lalia. (Wiktionary)