Dictionary.com

xenoglossia

xenoglossy (ˈzɛnəˌɡlɒsɪ)

/ (ˌzɛnəˈɡlɒsɪə) /
Save This Word!

noun

an ability claimed by some mediums, clairvoyants, etc, to speak a language with which they are unfamiliar

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Word Origin for xenoglossia

C20: from Greek, from xeno- + Attic Greek glossa tongue, language
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
See Today's Synonym