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

lisp·ing

(lisp'ing)
Mispronunciation of the sibilants s and z.
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This prompted a visit by that newspaper's circulation director and his 12-year-old lisping son, who pleaded, "Please take the paper, mister, so my dad can get his bonus and buy me a bike." (Later on, I learned the circulation director didn't have any children.)
Lenny's falsetto, lisping voice made him POPULAR...
First, there's the motley crew of spellers with their nervous tics, among them the chubby, slobby know-it-all (Dan Fogler), the Korean overachiever (Deborah Craig), the ego-deficient kid from the large hippie family (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), and the lisping rad-grrrl with two gay daddies (Sarah Saltzberg).
His lisping voice and haughty air have made him a figure of fun for many people - despite the fact that as an ex-boxer, he packs a mighty punch.
In the hushed lisping tones that came naturally to him, he spoke always in his own voice, preferring, had the choice to be made, to provoke than to placate.
Redwings call to one another with a lisping "seeh" cry.
Adults can be helped, but after 33 years of lisping I think it is going to be very difficult to get rid of.
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.