[glos-uh-ley-lee-uh, glaw-suh-]
incomprehensible speech in an imaginary language, sometimes occurring in a trance state, an episode of religious ecstasy, or schizophrenia.

1875–80; glosso- + -lalia

glossolalist [glo-sol-uh-list, glaw-] , noun Unabridged
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glossolalia (ˌɡlɒsəˈleɪlɪə)
1.  another term for gift of tongues
2.  psychol babbling in a nonexistent language
[C19: New Latin, from glosso- + Greek lalein to speak, babble]

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Word Origin & History

"speaking in tongues," 1879, from Gk. glossa "tongue, language" + lalia "talk, prattle, a speaking," from lalein "to speak, prattle," of echoic origin.
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glossolalia glos·so·la·li·a (glô'sə-lā'lē-ə)
Fabricated, nonmeaningful speech, especially associated with trances or certain schizophrenic syndromes.

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