speak in tongues
To speak in a language unknown to the speaker; glossolalia

Acts 19:6 - And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied


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  • speak in tongues — ► speak in tongues speak in an unknown language during religious worship, regarded as one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2). Main Entry: ↑speak …   English terms dictionary

  • speak in tongues — verb speak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy The parishioners spoke in tongues • Hypernyms: ↑talk, ↑speak, ↑utter, ↑mouth, ↑verbalize, ↑verbalise • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak in tongues — speak in an unknown language during religious worship, regarded as one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2). → speak …   English new terms dictionary

  • speak in tongues — to speak in strange languages that no one understands as a result of extreme religious excitement …   English dictionary

  • In Tongues We Speak — Infobox Album | Name = In Tongues We Speak Type = EP Longtype = (split) Artist = Napalm Death / Coalesce Released = 1997 Recorded = Genre = Death metal Grindcore Metalcore Length = 12:15 Label = Earache Producer = Napalm Death Reviews = Last… …   Wikipedia

  • speaking in tongues — speak′ing in tongues′ n. ling. rel a form of glossolalia in which a person experiencing religious ecstasy utters incomprehensible sounds believed to be of divine inspiration Also called gift of tongues …   From formal English to slang

  • speak — ► VERB (past spoke; past part. spoken) 1) say something. 2) (speak to) talk to in order to advise, pass on information, etc. 3) communicate in or be able to communicate in (a specified language). 4) (speak for) express the views or position of …   English terms dictionary

  • speak — verb (past spoke; past participle spoken) 1》 say something.     ↘make a speech.     ↘communicate in or be able to communicate in (a specified language).     ↘(speak for) express the views or position of.     ↘(speak out/up) express one s opinions …   English new terms dictionary

  • Tongues —    Mediums, oracular priests and people in trances have been known to speak in tongues. They relay information about the future, or talk with the spirit s of dead people.    See Divination …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • tongues, gift of — ▪ religion also called  glossolalia        (from Greek glōssa, “tongue,” and lalia, “talking”), utterances approximating words and speech, usually produced during states of intense religious excitement. The vocal organs of the speaker are… …   Universalium

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