glossolalia :

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  • n  repetitive nonmeaningful speech (especially that associated with a trance state or religious fervor)

  • The so-called "charismatic gifts"prophecy, spiritual healing and glossolalia, or speaking in tongueshave long been characteristic of the zealous, fundamentalist.
  • The weird sounds of glossolalia, a primitive kind of communication, either spoken or sung and without any apparent meaning, disturb Christians outside the movement.
  • Here's the resulting glossolalia glossary: Underpants: pants (Britain), underdaks (Australia) Police: bobby (Britain), garda (Ireland), Mountie (Canada), police wallah (South Asia).

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