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lisping


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lisp  \Lisp\  (l[i^]sp),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lisped}  (l[i^]spt); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Lisping}.]  [OE.  lispen,  lipsen,  AS  wlisp 
  stammering,  lisping;  akin  to  D.  &  OHG.  lispen  to  lisp,  G. 
  lispeln  Sw  l["a]spa,  Dan.  lespe.] 
  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,  for  the  numbers  came  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  speak  hesitatingly  with  a  low  voice,  as  if  afraid. 
 
  Lest  when  my  lisping,  guilty  tongue  should  halt. 
  --Drayton. 




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