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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 of lisp

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


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with lisp


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lisp

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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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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 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

lispedlisping

  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\




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