[ uh-ley-lee-uh, uh-leyl-yuh ]
/ əˈleɪ li ə, əˈleɪl yə /
an inability to speak.
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Example sentences from the Web for alalia
The third frontal convolution and the island of Reil were small on both sides, corresponding to the alalia.The Mind of the Child, Part II|W. Preyer
British Dictionary definitions for alalia
/ (æˈleɪlɪə) /
a complete inability to speak; mutism
Word Origin for alalia
a- 1 + -lalia
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Medical definitions for alalia
[ ə-lā′lē-ə ]
Impairment or loss of the ability to talk.
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