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sigmatism

[sig-muh-tiz-uh m] /ˈsɪg məˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
defective pronunciation of sibilant sounds.
Origin of sigmatism
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek sigmat-, stem of sígma sigma + -ism
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n.

1888, "difficulty in pronouncing 'S,'" from comb. form of sigma + -ism. As "use or recurrence of 'S'" from 1889.

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