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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia); An infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others.

Usage examples (35)
  • They may echo the last few words of someone else's sentence, a condition known as echolalia, or they may not talk at all.
  • How do you like echolalia for “meaningless chatter?”
  • May 10th, 2008 at 9:02 am maybe the bus driver had echolalia?
  • See also breast feeding; diet; food; formula feeding echolalia, 77 for more
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