Somniloquy
Somniloquy Som*nil"o*quy, n. A talking in sleep; the talking of one in a state of somnipathy. [R.] --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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  • Somniloquy — or sleep talking is a parasomnia that refers to talking aloud in one s sleep. It can be quite loud, ranging from simple sounds to long speeches, and can occur many times during sleep. Listeners may or may not be able to understand what the person …   Wikipedia

  • somniloquy — [sämnil′ə kwē, səmnil′ə kwē] n. 〚< L somnus, sleep (see SOMNUS) + loqui, to speak〛 1. the act or habit of talking while asleep 2. the words so spoken somniloquist n. * * * …   Universalium

  • somniloquy — talking in one s sleep, 1847, from somni , comb. form of somnus sleep (see SOMNOLENCE (Cf. somnolence)) + loqui to speak (see LOCUTION (Cf. locution)). Related: Somniloquence; somniloquent (1804); somniloquist; somniloquous; somnilo …   Etymology dictionary

  • somniloquy — [sämnil′ə kwē, səmnil′ə kwē] n. [< L somnus, sleep (see SOMNUS) + loqui, to speak] 1. the act or habit of talking while asleep 2. the words so spoken somniloquist n …   English World dictionary

  • somniloquy — noun a) The act or habit of talking in ones sleep. b) The words thus uttered. Syn: sleeptalking …   Wiktionary

  • somniloquy — Talking under the influence of hypnotic suggestion. SYN: sleeptalking (2), somniloquence (2), somniloquism. [L. somnus, sleep, + loquor, to speak] * * * som·nil·o·quy kwē n, pl quies the action or habit of talking in one s sleep * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • somniloquy — n. act of talking while asleep …   English contemporary dictionary

  • somniloquy — som·nil·o·quy …   English syllables

  • somniloquy — /sɒmˈnɪləkwi/ (say som niluhkwee) noun the act or habit of talking while asleep. {Latin somnus sleep + i 1 + loquy; based on the pattern of soliloquy} –somniloquist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • somniloquy — noun uttering speech while asleep • Syn: ↑sleep talking, ↑somniloquism • Derivationally related forms: ↑somniloquist (for: ↑somniloquism), ↑somniloquist …   Useful english dictionary

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