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1 Insincere or hypocritical speech or the repetition of trite phrases that have lost their original meanings.

2 The argot of a particular social group, such as thieves, journalists, lawyers, or gypsies.

3 A rare word for the sing-song, mewling style of speech occasionally used by people pleading for something. [From Latin cantare to sing]

Subjects: Psychology.

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