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palilalia Line breaks: pali|lalia
Pronunciation: /ˌpalɪˈleɪlɪə/

Definition of palilalia in English:


[mass 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.


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

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