Palialia is defined as the continuous repetition of sounds and words; compulsive word or phrase repetition.

Palilalia is a speech disorder characterized by the repetition of syllables, words, or phrases. It is a type of motor speech disorder that affects the ability to control speech movements. Palilalia is often associated with neurological conditions, such as Tourette's syndrome, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease.

Examples of palilalia include:

  • Repeating the last word or phrase of a sentence multiple times.
  • Repeating sounds or words out of context.
  • Using filler words such as "um" or "ah" excessively.

Palilalia can be accompanied by other speech disorders, such as stuttering or dysarthria, and can significantly impact communication and social interactions. Treatment for palilalia typically involves speech therapy and addressing any underlying neurological conditions.