lisp: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lisp), [key]
— n.
  1. a speech defect consisting in pronouncing s and z like or nearly like the th-sounds of thin and this, respectively.
  2. any unconventional articulation of the sibilants, as the pronunciation of s and z with the tongue between the teethclose to or touching the upper front teethor raised so that the breath is emitted laterally
  3. the act, habit, or sound of lisping.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to pronounce or speak with a lisp.
  2. to speak imperfectly, esp. in a childish manner.


Pronunciation: (lisp), [key]
— n. Computers.
  1. a high-level programming language that processes data in the form of lists: widely used in artificial intelligence applications.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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