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lambdacism

[lam-duh-siz-uh m] /ˈlæm dəˌsɪz əm/
noun, Phonetics.
1.
excessive use of the sound l, its misarticulation, or its substitution for the sound r.
Compare lallation.
Origin of lambdacism
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin labdacismus < Greek labdakismós equivalent to labda, lambda lambda + -kismos, as in iōtakismós iotacism
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British Dictionary definitions for lambdacism

lambdacism

/ˈlæmdəˌsɪzəm/
noun (phonetics)
1.
excessive use or idiosyncratic pronunciation of l
2.
another word for lallation
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin labdacismus, from Greek
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