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[dis-ley-lee-uh, -lal-ee-uh]
noun Pathology.
  1. an inability to speak due to a defect of the organs of speech.
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Origin of dyslalia

From New Latin, dating back to 1850–55; see origin at dys-, -lalia
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Examples from the Web for dyslalia

Historical Examples

  • Dyslalia continues with many children a long time even after the learning of the mother-tongue.

    The Mind of the Child, Part II

    W. Preyer

British Dictionary definitions for dyslalia


  1. defective speech characteristic of those affected by aphasia
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dyslalia in Medicine


(dĭs-lālē-ə, -lălē-ə)
  1. An articulation disorder resulting from impaired hearing or structural abnormalities of the articulatory organs.
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