Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sentence or verse constructed with a view to test the enunciation or dexterity of a speaker. The following is an example: Theophilus Thistle, thistle-sifter, sifted a sieveful of unsifted thistles, etc.
- n. A phrase that is deliberately designed to be difficult to say correctly, usually because of varying combinations of similar phonemes.
- tongue + twister (Wiktionary)
“Could somebody throw me a link to, or just write, this little tongue-twister in Spanish?”
“For this, we thank a long-ago line of Indian and Arabic forebears, whose tongue-twister names are familiar to mathematicians and few others.”
“Until its 1920 merger with Edinburgh, Leith was a separate municipal burgh of Scotland, with its own provost (mayor) and police force (thus the tongue-twister test asking the suspected drunk to say "the Leith police dismisseth us.")”
“Try saying that three times fast, what a tongue-twister har har har …”
“Ohio schoolboy finds that trying to pronounce Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull is a real tongue-twister!”
“Anyone interested in the story of Paricutín volcano might enjoy this tongue-twister about one of the villages destroyed by lava:”
“She evidently regards this as no more than a tongue-twister.”
“So a word like herfst is a tough tongue-twister for Chinese speakers.”
“This is a tongue-twister and may sound boring, but the Wikipedia link I've provided in the previous sentence leads to a Hollywood-like "demystifying" video of life in the scientific fast lane (sorry about the pun).”
“(There's still tongue-twister potential here: Can you say "Hugh's ewes used to be huge" 10 times fast?)”
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