- to make imperfect l- or r-sounds, or both, often by substituting a w-like sound for r or l or a y-like sound for l.
Origin of lall
1875–80; imitative; see lallation
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Historical Examples of lalling
- A form of stammering in which the speech is almost unintelligible.
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