1 Psychiatry Meaningless repetition of another person’s spoken words as a symptom of psychiatric disorder.
More example sentences
- Complex tics might include jumping, smelling objects, touching the nose, touching other people, coprolalia, echolalia, or self-harming behaviors.
- Stupor or catalepsy, mutism, posturing/grimacing/stereotypy, echolalia or echopraxia and excessive motor activity were the main catatonic features.
- Three patients were found to respond to the fenfluramine therapy with reduction in echolalia, perseveration and motor disturbances and an increase in attention and social awareness.
late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek ēkhō 'echo' + lalia 'speech'.
Definition of echolalia in:
- The US English dictionary