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What is the effect called, where a word loses all its meaning, when repeated over and over in rapid succession?

Asked by ragingloli (49098points) January 12th, 2019

and stops sounding like an actual word.

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

A platitude? Or baloney bologna.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

You mean sorta like when Trump says “Believe me”?

Demosthenes's avatar

It’s a form of jamais vu, the opposite of deja vu.

Specifically it’s called semantic satiation

I remember as a kid being fascinated by it, repeating my own name until it sounded like a meaningless cluster of sounds.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Semantic saturation or verbal satiation it is repeated on infinitum !

*Fake News” means Trump has gotten caught again with a bad lie. . .

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Jinks @Demosthenes I owe you a Coca-Cola !

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

It becomes gibberish.

Rohith's avatar

Not in succession but same way we tell our partner “I love you” everyday!!

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