Definition of palilalia in English:

palilalia

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A speech disorder characterized by involuntary repetition of words, phrases, or sentences.

    • ‘Formally, palilalia is a compulsive involuntary repetition of a semantically acceptable phrase or word.’
    • ‘Results indicate that there is not necessarily an increasing rapidity in palilalia.’
    • ‘A case of membranous lipodystrophy associated with palilalia was reported.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from French palilalie, from Greek palin again + lalia speech, chatter.

Pronunciation:

palilalia

/ˌpalɪˈleɪlɪə/