speech impediment


: a condition that makes it difficult to speak normally

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Prince Albert, who struggles with a speech impediment, must ascend the throne of England as King George VI after his brother, King Edward, abdicates. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 26 Jan. 2023 When Walters retired, the New York Times interviewed her and asked whether her memorable way of speaking was due to having a speech impediment. Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 31 Dec. 2022 Like Shokri, Rahim is a thin, fragile-looking man who is divorced with one child, works as a painter in the prison, has a family member with a speech impediment, and moves through the world passively, with a hapless smile. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 31 Oct. 2022 The normal way was hard for a kid with a speech impediment. Nate Atkins, IndyStar, 11 Oct. 2022 His hearing has mostly absented itself but his thatch of grey hair is very present; his voice retains its richness with a hint of speech impediment around the Rs. Belinda Luscombe, Time, 2 Oct. 2022 Another challenge was a speech impediment that often left him unable to find the right words to express his emotions. Alex Horton, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Mar. 2023 Even that long ago, Beinke said, a speech impediment would have made a student eligible for special education services. Claire Bryan, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Feb. 2023 The report also stated that his family members said he was bullied because of a stutter and was reluctant to interact with peers because of a speech impediment. Claire Bryan, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Speech impediment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speech%20impediment. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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