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"lisp" in British English

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lispverb [I]

uk   us   /lɪsp/
to ​pronounce "s" and "z" ​sounds like "th"
lisp
noun [C] uk   us  
I was ​teased a lot at ​school because I ​spoke with a lisp.

Lispnoun [U]

uk   us   /lɪsp/
a ​computerprogramminglanguagedesigned for processinglists of ​text: Lisp is the ​standardresearchtool of ​artificialintelligencescientists in the United States.
(Definition of lisp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lispverb [I/T]

 us   /lɪsp/
to ​pronounce "s" and "z" ​sounds like "th," so that "​sin" ​sounds like "​thin" and "​Zen" ​sounds like "then"
lisp
noun [C]  us   /lɪsp/
I was ​teased at ​school because I ​spoke with a lisp.
(Definition of lisp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lisp”
in Korean 혀짤배기 소리…
in Arabic لَثغة…
in Malaysian pelat menyebut huruf ‘‘s’’…
in French zézayer…
in Russian шепелявость…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咬舌(指把s音和z音發成th音)…
in Italian pronuncia blesa…
in Turkish pelteklik…
in Polish seplenienie…
in Spanish cecear…
in Vietnamese nói ngọng…
in Portuguese ceceio…
in Thai พูดไม่ชัด…
in German lispeln…
in Catalan papissot…
in Japanese 舌足らずな発音(th の音がs やz になる発音のしかた)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咬舌(指把s音和z音发成th音)…
in Indonesian pelat…
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