sigmatism


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to sigmatism: astigmatism

sigmatism

(ˈsɪɡməˌtɪzəm)
n
(Linguistics) repetitive use of the letter S; lisp
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

sigmatism

a faulty pronunciation of sibilant sounds.
See also: Linguistics
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The sigmatism and the hissing sibilance of this line anticipate the explicit mention of the serpent ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 480) from which she saved him only a few lines later.