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gift of tongues

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noun
  1. speaking in tongues.

Origin of gift of tongues

First recorded in 1550–60
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gift of tongues

noun
  1. an utterance, partly or wholly unintelligible, believed by some to be produced under the influence of ecstatic religious emotion and conceived to be a manifestation of the Holy Ghost: practised in certain Christian churches, usually called PentecostalAlso called: glossolalia
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