[ moj-uh-ley-lee-uh, -leyl-yuh ]

  1. any speech disorder characterized by difficulty or hesitancy in speech production, as stuttering or stammering; disfluency.

Origin of mogilalia

First recorded in 1875–80; from Greek mogilál(os) “hardly talking” (mógi(s) “with difficulty” + lálos “babbling”) + -ia noun suffix; see -ia

Words Nearby mogilalia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mogilalia in a sentence

  • Only the examples added for explaining mogilalia and paralalia are taken in part from Sigismund, a few others from Vierordt.