from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Psychiatry The immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others, often a symptom of autism or some types of schizophrenia.
- n. An infant's repetition of the sounds made by others, a normal occurrence in childhood development.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The immediate, involuntary, and repetitive echoing of words or phrases spoken by another.
- n. An infant's repetitive imitation of vocal sounds spoken by another person, occurring naturally during childhood development.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, the repetition by the patient in a meaningless way of words and phrases addressed to him. It occurs in certain nervous disorders.
- n. An agreeable but meaning-loss arrangement of words in poetry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others
- n. (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)
They may echo the last few words of someone else's sentence, a condition known as echolalia, or they may not talk at all.
She has something called echolalia, and all the research I've done takes it back to autism, as in, if your child has this, they have autism.
And, you know, a lot of people have been concerned about video-based training for kids with autism because of the concern that they will fall into a pattern of -- it ` s called echolalia, and that is the repeating that you ` re talking about.
One theory of sleep is that dreams are just a nighttime hallucination that the brain simply strings together into a meaningful narrative, which means that all of the sleep talking Liz is hearing on the video playback is just a series of words, echolalia from the day tossed together with her own mind making connections.
His voice is R. Kelly on a hit of helium or Prince stricken with echolalia, the compulsion to repeat words.
Critter can learn to hold a pencil, but you don't care if he can talk in something other than echolalia or second-person?
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All I do is feebly hack away at trying -- emphasis on trying -- to capture some version of "reality" that will speak for itself, including the echolalia of the very media influence that filters it by the act of recording it.
One of those perplexed silences ensued, of the sort created by someone in a chatty group suddenly lapsing into echolalia or the gabble of a foreign language.
First, there was echolalia -- she'd repeat and repeat any words you said to her.