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lambdacism

[ lam-duh-siz-uhm ]
/ ˈlæm dəˌsɪz əm /
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noun
a speech articulation error or disorder characterized by excessive use of the sound l, as in its substitution for other consonant sounds.
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Origin of lambdacism

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

lambdacism
/ (ˈlæmdəˌsɪzəm) /

noun phonetics
excessive use or idiosyncratic pronunciation of l
another word for lallation

Word Origin for lambdacism

C17: from Late Latin labdacismus, from Greek
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