sigmatism


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sigmatism

 [sig´mah-tizm]
faulty enunciation or too frequent use of s sounds; see also lisping.

lisp·ing

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

sigmatism

/sig·ma·tism/ (sig´mah-tizm) faulty enunciation or too frequent use of the s sound.

sigmatism

(sig'ma-tizm) [Gr. sigma, letter S, + -ismos, condition]
Excessive or defective use of “s” sounds in speech.
See: sibilation
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