speech defect

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Noun1.speech defect - a disorder of oral speech
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
anarthria - partial or total loss of articulate speech resulting from lesions of the central nervous system
aphonia, voicelessness - a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
cataphasia - a speech disorder in which the same word is repeated several times in succession
dysarthria - impaired articulatory ability resulting from defects in the peripheral motor nerves or in the speech musculature
dyslogia - impaired ability to express ideas verbally; usually resulting from difficulties of reasoning (as in feeblemindedness or certain psychoses)
dysphonia - speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation
lallation - defective articulation of the `l' phoneme or the phoneme `r' is pronounced as `l'
lambdacism - speech defect involving excessive use or unusual pronunciation of the phoneme `l'
lisp - a speech defect that involves pronouncing `s' like voiceless `th' and `z' like voiced `th'
stammer, stutter - a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
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It took years for me to realise I had a speech defect but it was made clear to me when I took the job that I had one.
It took years for me to realise I had a speech defect, but it was made very clear to me when I took the job that I had one.
I've never had a speech defect but I still got called 'Deaf Steph' at school and because I often didn't know people were talking to me I'd walk right past them and they assumed I was snooty.
Mr Rawlings was born in Birmingham on May 16, 1918, and suffered from a speech defect.
My education began as soon as I was assigned with other Tenderfoot candidates to a patrol leader with a speech defect.
After spinning out of control and colliding with another car, she suffered a broken neck that left her with a speech defect and an injury that meant she would never be able to walk unsupported.
Dawn finds herself cured of a speech defect by speaking the nonsense words.
There is a knife-wielding mother who suffers from a speech defect (the title of the play means 'funny mirrors') due to a stroke.