Definition of


  1. (noun, act) (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)
  2. (noun, communication) an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others

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Alternate forms of Echolalia

Hypernyms: echo, repeating, repetition

Origin of the word Echolalia

  1. 1885, from Gk. ekho (see echo) + lalia "talk, prattle, a speaking," from lalein "to speak, prattle," of echoic origin. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Echolalia

e. coli, eagle, easel, easily, easy lay, egg cell, eggshell, equal, equally, excel, exhale, exile, ezechiel, ezekiel

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