See under (def 2).
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.
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
a high-level computer-programming language suitable for work in artificial intelligence
late Old English awlyspian “to lisp,” from wlisp (adj.) “lisping,” probably of imitative origin (cf. Middle Dutch, Old High German lispen, Danish læspe, Swedish läspa). Related: Lisped; lisping.
1620s, from lisp (v.).
A speech defect or mannerism characterized by mispronunciation of the sounds (s) and (z) as (th) and (th). v. lisped, lisp·ing, lisps
To speak with a lisp.
List Processing computer language
- Lingual tonsil
lingual tonsil n. A collection of lymphoid follicles on the posterior portion of the dorsum of the tongue.
- Lingual vein
lingual vein n. A vein that receives blood from the tongue, from the sublingual and the submandibular glands, and from the muscles of the floor of the mouth and that empties into the internal jugular vein or the facial vein.
- Lingua nigra
lingua nigra lingua ni·gra (nī’grə, nĭg’rə) n. Black tongue.
[ling-gwuh-fahyl] noun 1. a language and word lover.