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lallation

[ la-ley-shuhn ]
/ læˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun Phonetics.

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

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Origin of lallation

1640–50; <Latin lallā(re) to sing lala or lullaby + -tion

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British Dictionary definitions for lallation

lallation
/ (læˈleɪʃən) /

noun

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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