from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Conversion of other sounds to, or their confusion with, a b-sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Excessive or extended use of the b sound in speech, due to conversion of other sounds into it, as through inability to distinguish them from b, or because of difficulty in pronouncing them.


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