baby talk


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baby talk

n.
2. Simplified speech similar to child-directed speech, used by adults when speaking to others besides children, as to display affection or to belittle the intelligence of the listener.
3. Speech produced by young children that displays the syntactic, morphological, and phonetic imperfections typical of young children learning language.
4. Oversimplified speech or writing.

baby talk

n
1. the speech of very young children learning to talk
2. an adult's imitation of this

ba′by talk`


n.
1. the speech of children learning to talk, marked esp. by syntactic simplification and phonetic modifications like omission and substitution of sounds.
2. a style of speech used by adults in imitation of this, esp. in addressing young children.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baby talk - an adult's imitation of the speech of a young childbaby talk - an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child
non-standard speech - speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
2.baby talk - the developing speech of a young childbaby talk - the developing speech of a young child
non-standard speech - speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
Translations

baby talk

nlinguaggio infantile
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