Lisp : Definition

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Definitions of Lisp

Pronunciation : Lisp
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. lispen, lipsen, AS. wlisp stammering, lisping; akin to D. & OHG. lispen to lisp, G. lispeln, Sw. läspa, Dan. lespe.]
Definition : 1. To pronounce the sibilant letter s imperfectly; to give s and z the sound of th; -- a defect common among children.

2. To speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, as a child learning to talk. As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped in numbers came. Pope.

3. To speak hesitatingly with a low voice, as if afraid. Lest when my lisping, guilty tongue should halt. Drayton.

i. [imp. & p. p. Lisped; p. pr. & vb. n. Lisping.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Lisp
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To pronounce with a lisp.

2. To utter with imperfect articulation; to express with words pronounced imperfectly or indistinctly, as a child speaks; hence, to express by the use of simple, childlike language. To speak unto them after their own capacity, and to lispe words unto them according as the babes and children of that age might sound them again. Tyndale.

3. To speak with reserve or concealment; to utter timidly or confidentially; as, to lisp treason.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Lisp
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: The habit or act of lisping. See Lisp, v. i., 1. I overheard her answer, with a very pretty lisp, "O! Strephon, you are a dangerous creature." Tatler.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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