[sig-muh-tiz-uh m]


defective pronunciation of sibilant sounds.

Origin of sigmatism

1885–90; < Greek sigmat-, stem of sígma sigma + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for sigmatism

1888, "difficulty in pronouncing 'S,'" from comb. form of sigma + -ism. As "use or recurrence of 'S'" from 1889.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper