speech impediment

noun

: a condition that makes it difficult to speak normally

Examples of speech impediment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Until high school, Keast suffered from a debilitating speech impediment. Joshua Lott, Washington Post, 8 July 2024 The 81-year-old has been open about his history of struggling with a speech impediment as a child and largely overcoming it into adulthood. Sam Woodward, USA TODAY, 5 July 2024 June 28, 2024 Over the course of his career as a journalist and podcast host, Josh Smith has had in-depth chats with everyone from Jodie Foster to Jessica Gunning, despite spending much of his childhood too afraid to speak due to a speech impediment. Josh Smith, Vogue, 28 June 2024 Kolberg said the Musgraves often became impatient with her because of her speech impediment and even made fun of her. Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star, 2 June 2024 Witnesses testified that Earls mocked the appearance and speech impediment of Cuellar, who was born with a rare genetic disorder called Pierre Robin syndrome. Sally Krutzig, Idaho Statesman, 23 May 2024 The boy, identified as Vinod, had a hearing and speech impediment, per Outlook India, The Times of India and CNN’s India-affiliate News 18. Samira Asma-Sadeque, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 In the episode, which will be released in full on Wednesday, O'Brien brought up Biden's speech impediment, an issue with which the president struggled as a child. Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 19 Dec. 2023 Jack’s on-the-page heightened vernacular and his lovable speech impediment are gone. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Nov. 2023

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“Speech impediment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speech%20impediment. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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