Definition of palilalia in English:

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palilalia

Pronunciation: /ˌpaləˈlālēə/

noun

Medicine
A speech disorder characterized by involuntary repetition of words, phrases, or sentences.
Example sentences
  • Formally, palilalia is a compulsive involuntary repetition of a semantically acceptable phrase or word.
  • Results indicate that there is not necessarily an increasing rapidity in palilalia.
  • A case of membranous lipodystrophy associated with palilalia was reported.

Origin

Early 20th century: from French palilalie, from Greek palin 'again' + lalia 'speech, chatter'.

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Syllabification: pali·la·lia

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