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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I have always considered this healing miracle as one with 'cinematic flair.' Imagine the crowd begging Christ to heal the deaf man with a speech defect, and amid these pleas, he withdraws with the man to heal him in private.
The consultant further warned that forcing left-handed children to use their right hand may trigger a stammer, permanent speech defect and other attendant learning impairments in life.
Young Ronnie, blind in one eye from birth, poorly sighted in his other and with a speech defect from a cleft palate, was inspired.
After many interviews and several rejections due to her speech defect, she gets the dream job in the same school that accepted her as a student when twelve schools had rejected her.
They now believed it provided evidence that the mass killer had a speech defect. Five weeks later, Peter Sutcliffe was arrested and confessed to the Ripper murders.
Despite her speech defect, she sets out to become a teacher.
He explained that the case was being processed and a relative with a speech defect was checked.
"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.
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.
My education began as soon as I was assigned with other Tenderfoot candidates to a patrol leader with a speech defect. We mimicked and made fun of him behind his back but he treated us with unfailing respect and fairness.
But in this case, during the supportive interviews, we observed that his movements and speech defect disappeared during an empathic situation and he asked for a disability pension.