Definitions for echolaliaˌɛk oʊˈleɪ li ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ech•o•la•li•aˌɛk oʊˈleɪ li ə(n.)

  1. the uncontrollable and immediate repetition of words spoken by another person, esp. as associated with mental disorder.

    Category: Psychiatry

Origin of echolalia:

1880–85

ech`o•lal′ic-ˈlæl ɪk, -ˈleɪ lɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. echolalia(noun)

    an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others

  2. echolalia(noun)

    (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)

Wiktionary

  1. echolalia(Noun)

    The immediate, involuntary, and repetitive echoing of words or phrases spoken by another.

  2. echolalia(Noun)

    An infant's repetitive imitation of vocal sounds spoken by another person, occurring naturally during childhood development.

Freebase

  1. Echolalia

    Echolalia is the automatic repetition of vocalizations made by another person. It is closely related to echopraxia, the automatic repetition of movements made by another person. The word "echolalia" is derived from the Greek ἠχώ, meaning "echo" or "to repeat", and λαλιά meaning "speech" or "talk". Echolalia occurs during human child development, with babies producing vowels, some consonants and echolalia between 6 to 9 months of age. It can also describe a speech disorder in humans with developmental disabilities.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Echolalia

    Involuntary ("parrot-like"), meaningless repetition of a recently heard word, phrase, or song. This condition may be associated with transcortical APHASIA; SCHIZOPHRENIA; or other disorders. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p485)

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