See under lisp(def 2).
Words nearby lateral lisp
Definition for lateral lisp (2 of 2)
[ lisp ]
/ lɪsp /
a speech defect consisting in pronouncing s and z like or nearly like the th-sounds of thin and this, respectively.
Phonetics. any unconventional articulation of the sibilants, as the pronunciation of s and z with the tongue between the teeth (lingual protrusion lisp), close to or touching the upper front teeth (dental lisp), or raised so that the breath is emitted laterally (lateral lisp).
the act, habit, or sound of lisping.
verb (used with or without object)
to pronounce or speak with a lisp.
to speak imperfectly, especially in a childish manner.
Origin of lisp
before 1100; Middle English wlispen, lipsen, Old English āwlyspian; akin to Dutch lisp(el)en, German lispeln, Norwegian leipsa
OTHER WORDS FROM lisplisp·er, nounlisp·ing·ly, adverbun·lisp·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lateral lisp (1 of 2)
/ (lɪsp) /
the articulation of s and z like or nearly like the th sounds in English thin and then respectively
the habit or speech defect of pronouncing s and z in this manner
the sound of a lisp in pronunciation
to use a lisp in the pronunciation of (speech)
to speak or pronounce imperfectly or haltingly
Derived forms of lisplisper, nounlisping, adjective, nounlispingly, adverb
Word Origin for lisp
Old English āwlispian, from wlisp lisping (adj), of imitative origin; related to Old High German lispen
British Dictionary definitions for lateral lisp (2 of 2)
/ (lɪsp) /
a high-level computer-programming language suitable for work in artificial intelligence
Word Origin for LISP
C20: from lis (t) p (rocessing)
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Medicine definitions for lateral lisp
[ lĭsp ]
A speech defect or mannerism characterized by mispronunciation of the sounds (s) and (z) as (th) and (th).
To speak with a lisp.
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