|psychiatry the tendency to repeat mechanically words just spoken by another person: can occur in cases of brain damage, mental retardation, and schizophrenia|
|[C19: from New Latin, from |
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
echolalia ech·o·la·li·a (ěk'ō-lā'lē-ə)
An infant's repetition of the sounds made by others, a normal occurrence in childhood development. Also called echophrasia.