parrotlike par"rot*like` (p[a^]r"r[u^]t*l[imac]k`), adj. Mechanically imitated or repeated without thought or understanding; as, a mere parrotlike word-calling process; a voice quality sounding parrotlike. [WordNet 1.5]

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