phras-, phra-, -phrasia, -phrase, -phrastic +

(Greek: talk, speak, say)

A halting, choking, and drawling type of speech occurring in general paralysis.
aphrasia (s) (noun), aphrasias (pl)
1. The inability to utter or to understand short phrases (groups of words) that are spoken while still being able to understand or to speak single words: In conversation with people experiencing aphrasia, the listener may find it difficult to follow the conversation as the speaker may only be able to utter or understand single words, not phrases or sentences.
2. The inability to speak for any cause or reason: Phil has been afflicted with aphrasia and so he refuses to speak and sometimes he even loses the ability to talk.
1. Slow, or labored, speech resulting from a central nervous system disturbance; such as, in Syndenham's chorea (a disorder of childhood with degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs) or other extrapyramidal motor disorders (complicated system of descending fiber tracts arising in the cortex and subcortical motor centers of the brain).
2. The slow speech observed in certain depressive illnesses.
Slowness in thinking; a sluggish verbal mentality.
1. Slowness in thinking; a sluggish mentality.
2. Slowed thought processes which can be a side effect of certain psychiatric medications.
choreophrasia (s) (noun), choreophrasias (pl)
Obsolete, an imprecise term for a speech disorder in which a person's spoken words are incoherent: When Judy talked she could not be understood, and her doctor diagnosed her as suffering from choreophrasia thatn should be treated by a specialist.
1. Impairment of speech due to a brain lesion; dysphasia.
2. Defective speech caused by impairment of the intellect.
A disorder of speech where there is an involuntary repetition several times of the same word.
embolophrasia (s) (noun), embolophrasias (pl)
1. The immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others, often a symptom of autism or some types of schizophrenia.
2. An infant's repetition of the sounds made by others which is considered to be a normal occurrence in childhood development.
1. The expression of the ideas of a phrase or sentence in one word.
2. An expression of a complex of ideas in a single word.
1. Expressing a phrase or sentence in a single word; as is the case in the aboriginal languages of America.
2. Containing the idea of a sentence or phrase in one word; such as, "goodbye" (God be with you).
Slowness or lack of speech associated with a psychosis or brain injury.
1. A verbal, or literal, translation.
2. A version or translation from one language into another, word for word; as opposed to a paraphrase.
palinphrasia, paliphrasia (s) (noun); palinphrasia, paliphrasias (pl)
In speech, an involuntary repetition of words, phrases, or sentences.
1. Rewording for the purpose of clarification.
2. To express the same message in different words.
3. To restate something using other words; especially, in order to make it simpler or shorter.
4. A restatement of a text or passage in another form, or other words, often to clarify a meaning.
5. The restatement of texts in other words as a studying or teaching device.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": cit-; clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glosso-; glotto-; lalo-; linguo-; locu-; logo-; loqu-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phon-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.