speak in tongues

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speak in tongues (third-person singular simple present speaks in tongues, present participle speaking in tongues, simple past spoke in tongues, past participle spoken in tongues)

  1. To speak in a language unknown to the speaker, especially when in a state of religious ecstasy; 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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