misarticulate

verb
mis·​ar·​tic·​u·​late | \ ˌmis-är-ˈti-kyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce misarticulate (audio) \
misarticulated; misarticulating

Definition of misarticulate

1 transitive : to utter indistinctly or incorrectly fricatives are frequently misarticulated as plosives by young children, and vice versa.— Andrew Radford
2 intransitive : to utter speech sounds indistinctly or incorrectly Most children who misarticulate are normal neurologically and structurally.— Linda Pratt

Other Words from misarticulate

misarticulation \ ˌmis-​(ˌ)är-​ˌti-​kyə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce misarticulate (audio) \ noun, plural misarticulations
It is not so much an abnormal anatomical structure which is the cause of misarticulation — David Crystal and Rosemary Varley

First Known Use of misarticulate

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Misarticulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misarticulate. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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