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  • n. The act or habit of talking in one's sleep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or habit of talking in one's sleep; somniloquy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Somniloquence or sleeptalking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. uttering speech while asleep


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  • There's a similar story told by Bertrand Russell: 'There is a story of a man who got the experience from laughing gas; whenever he was under its influence, he knew the secret of the universe, but when he came to, he had forgotten it. At last, with immense effort, he wrote down the secret before the vision had faded. When completely recovered, he rushed to see what he had written. It was "A smell of petroleum prevails throughout." '

    October 7, 2008

  • “William James, psychologist and philosopher, woke one night feeling he had solved the ultimate mystery of life. The following morning he found that this doggerel was the great insight he had written down:
    Hogamous, higamous
    Man is polygamous
    Higamous, hogamous
    Woman is monogamous.
    - Tony Percy, 'Hogamous, Higamous!', VERBATIM Vol. XXIX, No.3.

    October 6, 2008