lisping


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lisping

 [lisp´ing]
faulty enunciation of s and z sounds; called also parasigmatism.

lisp·ing

(lisp'ing),
Mispronunciation of the sibilants s and z.
Synonym(s): parasigmatism, sigmatism

lisping,

the mispronunciation of one or more of the sibilant consonant sounds, usually /s/ and /z/.

lisp·ing

(lisp'ing)
Mispronunciation of the sibilants s and z.
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That's what the BBC is, pinching the theme of hit US film Spellbound and lining up lisping weans across the land in a spelling contest.
I think the single biggest laugh in the show comes when the excessively slim-hipped Roger Bart, as assistant director Carmen Ghia--sporting a black turtleneck, black jeans, Nero haircut, and Vandyke beard--sashays across the stage in the finest Kay Thompson style and answers a question with a "Yes" that contains the longest single final lisping s in the history of the American stage, about 20 seconds worth.
King then claimed he was the victim of a prankster, who had phoned him in a lisping voice like that of Tyson pleading with the promoter to come and visit him so they could settle their differences.
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And the voice - slightly lisping, vaguely gravelly, bitterly amused.
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