/ (sɒmˈnɪləkwɪ) /
noun plural -quies
rare the act of talking in one's sleep
Derived Formssomniloquist, nounsomniloquous, adjective
Word Origin for somniloquy
C19: from Latin somnus sleep + loqui to speak; compare soliloquy
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Medicine definitions for somniloquy
[ sŏm-nĭl′ə-kwē ]
The act or habit of talking in one's sleep.
Related formssom•nil′o•quist n.
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