noun[mass noun] Medicine
A speech disorder characterized by involuntary repetition of words, phrases, or 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.
Early 20th century: from French palilalie, from Greek palin 'again' + lalia 'speech, chatter'.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: pali|lalia
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.