American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Fabricated and nonmeaningful speech, especially such speech associated with a trance state or certain schizophrenic syndromes.
- n. See gift of tongues.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The gift of tongues; the ability to speak foreign languages without having consciously learned them. This power is asserted to be sometimes present in somnambulistic persons.
- n. Speaking in tongues; speaking a language one does not know, or speaking elaborate but apparently meaningless speech, while in a trance-like state (or, supposedly, under the influence of spirits).
- n. Xenoglossy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The gift of tongues.
- n. repetitive nonmeaningful speech (especially that associated with a trance state or religious fervor)
- From glosso- + -lalia. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin : Greek glōssa, tongue + Greek lalein, to babble. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Another area of interest is whether some religious phenomena such as glossolalia (speaking in tongues),prophecy, spiritual gifts of word of knowledge, and spiritual (or divine) healing may be explained by noetic science.”
“His brand of evangelicalism, known as pentecostalism, featured "glossolalia" (speaking in tongues), ecstatic worship and divine healing.”
“Charismatic is an umbrella term used to describe those Christians who believe that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit seen in the first century Christian Church, such as glossolalia speaking in tongues, healing and miracles, are available to contemporary Christians and ought to be experienced and practiced today.”
“Pentecostalism are two similar movements founded in the twentieth century which prioritize an individual's experience of God through the Holy Spirit, including the reception of spiritual gifts such as glossolalia, spiritual healing, and prophecy.”
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