glossolalia
Definition - Meaningless speech, especially that emitted during a trance or as a symptom of mental illness.

Example -
Niddy naddy nooping'n biddy bop booping, lee lee lee low low.

Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek glossa, tongue or language + lalia, a speaking (from lalein, to speak).

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1879:
"Those soliloquies of ecstatic spiritual emotion which were known as Glossolalia, or, ‘the Gift of Tongues’."
( Farrar St. Paul I. 52)



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