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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Automatic speech without thought of the meaning of the words spoken.

Usage examples (3)
  • It is easy to affirm this separation, thanks to the psittacism of the words, which are here used like counterfeit coin, but we cannot represent it to ourselves, for it...
  • They call it psittacism.
  • She had correctly spelled “tmesis,” “izzat,” “kanone,” “aubade,” “psittacism,” “recrementitious,” “clinamen,” “hukilau,” “Shedu,” “towhee,” “synusia,” “cucullate,”... for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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