lallation


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lallation

(læˈleɪʃən)
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a defect of speech consisting of the pronunciation of (r) as (l)
[C17: from Latin lallāre to sing lullaby, of imitative origin]
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lal•la•tion

(læˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
a speech defect in which l is pronounced instead of r, or in which an l-sound is mispronounced.
[1640–50; < Latin lallā(re) to sing lala or lullaby + -tion]
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lallation

Phonetics.
1. the replacement of l for r in speech.
2. the mispronunciation of l. Cf. lambdacism.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lallation - defective articulation of the `l' phoneme or the phoneme `r' is pronounced as `l'
defect of speech, speech defect, speech disorder - a disorder of oral speech
2.lallation - gibberish resembling the sounds of a babylallation - gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
gibber, gibberish - unintelligible talking
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Translations

lallation

, lambdacism
n. lalación, lambdacismo.
1. defecto y cambio fonético de la l por la r;
2. balbuceo, tartamudeo infantil.
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There, the titular "Debbie" serves as a purposely anachronistic name for a history that never even occurred, an embodied disjunction across which Lisa directs her flirtation, antagonism, and lovely folderol (what she herself calls "lallation").