[sig-muh-tiz-uh m]


defective pronunciation of sibilant sounds.

Nearby words

  1. sigma baryon,
  2. sigma factor,
  3. sigma particle,
  4. sigmate,
  5. sigmation,
  6. sigmoid,
  7. sigmoid artery,
  8. sigmoid colon,
  9. sigmoid flexure,
  10. sigmoid sinus

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