Meaning of echolalia

ech•o•la•li•a

Pronunciation: (ek"ō-lā'lē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. the uncontrollable and immediate repetition of words spoken by another person.
  2. the imitation by a baby of the vocal sounds produced by others, occurring as a natural phase of childhood development.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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