Lisp meaning

lĭsp
A speech defect or mannerism characterized by mispronunciation of the sounds (s) and (z) as (th) and ( th ).
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One of the first high-level programming languages, designed to handle complex data structures. It is widely used in artificial intelligence research.
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To substitute the sounds () and () for the sounds of s and z, as from a speech defect or as an affectation (Ex.: pronouncing sing as though it were thing)
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A sound of or like a lisp.
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To speak with a lisp.
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To speak imperfectly, as a child does.
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To pronounce with a lisp.
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To speak imperfectly or like a child.
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To utter with a lisp or in an imperfect or childlike way.
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The act or speech defect of lisping.
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The sound of lisping.
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A high-level computer language used esp. in artificial intelligence.
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(1) (Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol) A network architecture from Cisco for reducing the size of the constantly expanding routing tables in the Internet. Working in conjunction with the border gateway protocol (BGP), LISP-identified packets enter the core routers with the destination service provider's IP address. The provider's edge routers remove the LISP data and deliver the packets to the end users.
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The habit or an act of lisping.
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To pronounce the sibilant letter "˜s' imperfectly; to give "˜s' and "˜z' the sounds of "˜th' (IPA: /θ / ð/) "” a defect common amongst children.
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To speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, as a child learning to talk.
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To speak hesitatingly and with a low voice, as if afraid.
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To utter with imperfect articulation; to express with words pronounced imperfectly or indistinctly, as a child speaks; hence, to express by the use of simple, childlike language.
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To speak with reserve or concealment; to utter timidly or confidentially.

To lisp treason.

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A functional programming language with a distinctive parenthesized syntax, much used in artificial intelligence.
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Origin of lisp

  • From Middle English lispen to lisp from Old English -wlyspian (in āwlyspian to lisp) from wlisp lisping

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • lis(t) p(rocessing)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Contraction of list processing.

    From Wiktionary