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lisp

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verb \ˈlisp\

Definition of lisp

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pronounce the sibilants \s\ and \z\ imperfectly especially by turning them into \th\ and \th\

  3. 2 :  to speak falteringly, childishly, or with a lisp

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to utter falteringly or with a lisp

lisper

noun


Origin and Etymology of lisp

Middle English, from Old English -wlyspian; akin to Old High German lispen to lisp


First Known Use: before 12th century


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lisp

noun

Simple Definition of lisp

  • : a speech problem that causes someone to pronounce the letters “s” and “z” like “th”

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lisp

  1. 1 :  a speech defect or affectation characterized by lisping

  2. 2 :  a sound resembling a lisp

Examples of lisp in a sentence

  1. He spoke with a lisp.



Circa 1625

First Known Use of lisp

circa 1625

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Rhymes with lisp


LISP

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noun \ˈlisp\

Definition of LISP

  1. :  a computer programming language that is designed for easy manipulation of data strings and is used extensively for work in artificial intelligence



Origin and Etymology of lisp

list processing


First Known Use: 1959

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Rhymes with lisp


LISP Defined for Kids

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lisp

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verb \ˈlisp\

Definition of lisp for Students

lisped

lisping

  1. :  to pronounce the sounds \s\ and \z\ as \th\ and \th\




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lisp

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noun

Definition of lisp for Students

  1. :  the act or habit of pronouncing the sounds \s\ and \z\ as \th\ and \th\




Medical Dictionary

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lisp

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verb \ˈlisp\

Medical Definition of lisp

  1. 1:  to pronounce the sibilants \s\ and \z\ imperfectly especially by giving them the sounds \th\ and \th\

  2. 2:  to speak with a lisp

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to utter with a lisp




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lisp

noun

Medical Definition of lisp

  1. :  a speech defect or affectation characterized by lisping




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