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a babbling, infantile form of speech.
lallation/lal·la·tion/ (lah-la´shun) a babbling, infantile form of speech.
Etymology: L, lallare, to babble
1 babbling, repetitive, unintelligible utterances, such as the babbling of an infant and the mumbled speech of schizophrenics, alcoholics, and the severely mentally retarded.
2 a speech disorder characterized by a defective pronunciation of words containing the sound /l/ or by the use of the sound /l/ in place of the sound /r/. Compare rhotacism.
lallation(lă-lā′shŭn) [L. lallatio]
An infantile form of speech in which the letter “l” is incorrectly used or pronounced.