Lambdacism
Lambdacism Lamb"da*cism, n. [L. lambdacismus, Gr. ?, fr. la`mbda the letter lambda ([Lambda]).] 1. A fault in speaking or in composition, which consists in too frequent use of the letter l, or in doubling it erroneously. [1913 Webster]

2. A defect in pronunciation of the letter l when doubled, which consists in giving it a sound as if followed by y, similar to that of the letters lli in billion. [1913 Webster]

3. The use of the sound of l for that of r in pronunciation; lallation; as, Amelican for American. [1913 Webster]


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  • lambdacism — /lam deuh siz euhm/, n. Phonet. excessive use of the sound l, its misarticulation, or its substitution for the sound r. Cf. lallation. [1650 60; < L labdacismus < Gk labdakismós equiv. to labda, lambda LAMBDA + kismos, as in iotakismós IOTACISM]… …   Universalium

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  • lambdacism — 1. Mispronunciation or disarticulation of the letter l. 2. Substitution of the letter l for the letter r. [G. lambda, the letter L] * * * lamb·da·cism lam də .siz əm n 1) excessive use of the letter l or the sound /l/ (as in alliteration) 2) a… …   Medical dictionary

  • lambdacism — n. excessive use of or mispronunciation of the l sound, substitution of the l sound for the r sound (Phonetics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lambdacism — lamb·da·cism …   English syllables

  • lambdacism — The overuse of the letter L in writing or speaking …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • lambdacism — /ˈlæmdəsɪzəm/ (say lamduhsizuhm) noun excessive use of the sound l, its misarticulation, or its substitution for r …   Australian English dictionary

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