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Definition of Lisp


  1. To pronounce the sibilant letter s imperfectly; to give s and z the sound of th; -- a defect common among children.
  2. To speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, as a child learning to talk.
  3. To speak hesitatingly with a low voice, as if afraid.
  4. To pronounce with a lisp.
  5. 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.
  6. To speak with reserve or concealment; to utter timidly or confidentially; as, to lisp treason.
  7. The habit or act of lisping. See Lisp, v. i., 1.

Lisp Quotations

I had gone away from Twitter because before people had been so mean to me. Talking about my lisp and my enormous forehead and all these things. I do have a lisp, I do have a forehead I know you could land a plane on, it's no mystery to me. I just didn't have the skin for it.
Sarah Paulson

Trying to conceal the fact that I was a gay, effeminate, hyperactive, adopted child with a serious lisp in southern Louisiana would have been like trying to hide Dolly Parton in a string bikini!
Kevyn Aucoin

We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses.
Alan Perlis

LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing.
Alan Perlis

I suppose I should learn Lisp, but it seems so foreign.
Paul Graham
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Lisp Translations

lisp in Dutch is lispelen
lisp in German is lispeln
lisp in Norwegian is lespe
lisp in Portuguese is cicie
lisp in Spanish is ceceo
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