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lambdacism

[lam-duh-siz-uh m]
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noun Phonetics.
  1. excessive use of the sound l, its misarticulation, or its substitution for the sound r.
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Compare lallation.

Origin of lambdacism

1650–60; < Latin labdacismus < Greek labdakismós equivalent to labda, lambda lambda + -kismos, as in iōtakismós iotacism
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British Dictionary definitions for lambdacism

lambdacism

noun phonetics
  1. excessive use or idiosyncratic pronunciation of l
  2. another word for lallation
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Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin labdacismus, from Greek
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