Definition of echolalia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌekəʊˈleɪliə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌekoʊˈleɪliə//
[uncountable] Mental and emotional problems
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the act of repeating everything somebody says, as a result of a mental disorder See related entries: Mental and emotional problems Word Originlate 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek ēkhō ‘echo’ + lalia ‘speech’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: echolalia