somniloquence, somniloquism

1. Talking or muttering in one's sleep. SYN: sleeptalking (1). 2. SYN: somniloquy. [L. somnus, sleep, + loquor, to talk]

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  • Somniloquence — Som*nil o*quence, n. The act of talking in one s sleep; somniloquism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • somniloquence — n. talking in one s sleep. See also somnambulism. * * * som·nil·o·quence (som nilґo kwəns) somniloquism …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • sleeptalking — 1. SYN: somniloquence (1). 2. SYN: somniloquy. * * * sleep·talk·ing (slēpґtawk ing) somniloquism …   Medical dictionary

  • somniloquist — noun someone who talks while asleep • Derivationally related forms: ↑somniloquism, ↑somniloquy • Hypernyms: ↑sleeper, ↑slumberer * * * sämˈniləkwə̇st noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

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