Lisped
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, as a child learning to talk. [1913 Webster]

As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To speak hesitatingly with a low voice, as if afraid. [1913 Webster]

Lest when my lisping, guilty tongue should halt. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lisp — I UK [lɪsp] / US noun [singular] if someone has a lisp, they pronounce s sounds as th II UK [lɪsp] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms lisp : present tense I/you/we/they lisp he/she/it lisps present participle lisping past tense lisped …   English dictionary

  • Abstract number — Number Num ber (n[u^]m b[ e]r), n. [OE. nombre, F. nombre, L. numerus; akin to Gr. no mos that which is dealt out, fr. ne mein to deal out, distribute. See {Numb}, {Nomad}, and cf. {Numerate}, {Numero}, {Numerous}.] 1. That which admits of being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abundant number — Number Num ber (n[u^]m b[ e]r), n. [OE. nombre, F. nombre, L. numerus; akin to Gr. no mos that which is dealt out, fr. ne mein to deal out, distribute. See {Numb}, {Nomad}, and cf. {Numerate}, {Numero}, {Numerous}.] 1. That which admits of being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cardinal number — Number Num ber (n[u^]m b[ e]r), n. [OE. nombre, F. nombre, L. numerus; akin to Gr. no mos that which is dealt out, fr. ne mein to deal out, distribute. See {Numb}, {Nomad}, and cf. {Numerate}, {Numero}, {Numerous}.] 1. That which admits of being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In numbers — Number Num ber (n[u^]m b[ e]r), n. [OE. nombre, F. nombre, L. numerus; akin to Gr. no mos that which is dealt out, fr. ne mein to deal out, distribute. See {Numb}, {Nomad}, and cf. {Numerate}, {Numero}, {Numerous}.] 1. That which admits of being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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