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Child-directed speech. See Usage Note at child-directed speech.
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(Linguistics) the simplified and repetitive type of speech, with exaggerated intonation and rhythm, often used by adults when speaking to babies
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|Noun||1.||motherese - 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
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