Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Pronunciation of other sounds, typically r, as l.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fault in speaking or in composition, which consists in too frequent use of the letter l, or in doubling it erroneously.
  • n. 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.
  • n. The use of the sound of l for that of r in pronunciation; lallation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A too frequent use of words containing the letter l in speaking or writing. A Latin example appears in the following:
  • n. An imperfect pronunciation of the letter r, making it sound like l; lallation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. speech defect involving excessive use or unusual pronunciation of the phoneme `l'

Etymologies

from Greek letter λάμδα (lambda) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They comprise chiefly: sigmatism or imperfect pronunciation of s; rhotacism or imperfect pronunciation of r; lambdacism or imperfect pronunciation of l; gam -

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