somniloquy

/ (sɒmˈnɪləkwɪ) /

noun plural -quies

rare the act of talking in one's sleep

Derived Forms

somniloquist, nounsomniloquous, adjective

Word Origin for somniloquy

C19: from Latin somnus sleep + loqui to speak; compare soliloquy
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Medicine definitions for somniloquy

somniloquy

[ sŏm-nĭlə-kwē ]

n.

The act or habit of talking in one's sleep.

Related forms

som•nilo•quist n.
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