[la-ley-shuh n]

noun Phonetics.

a speech defect in which l is pronounced instead of r, or in which an l-sound is mispronounced.

Compare lambdacism.

Origin of lallation

1640–50; < Latin lallā(re) to sing lala or lullaby + -tion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lallation



phonetics a defect of speech consisting of the pronunciation of (r) as (l)

Word Origin for lallation

C17: from Latin lallāre to sing lullaby, of imitative origin
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