Meaning of idioglossia in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈɡlɒsɪə/


  • 1Medicine
    A form of dyslalia characterized by consistent substitution of speech sounds to such a degree that the affected person seems to speaking a language of his or her own.

  • 2(More generally) a personal, private, or invented language.


Late 19th century. From idio- + -glossia, perhaps after Hellenistic Greek ἰδιόγλωσσος of distinct tongue.