speak in tongues


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speak in tongues

speak in an unknown language during religious worship.
Speaking in (or with) tongues is a phenomenon known more formally as glossolalia , which is regarded by some as a gift of the Holy Spirit. The Bible records that the apostles demonstrated this ability (e.g. Acts 10:46, 19:6), and it is a component of present-day charismatic Christian worship.
See also: speak, tongue