Definition of lapsus linguae in English:

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lapsus linguae

Pronunciation: /ˌlapsəs ˈliNGɡwī/
/ˌläpsəs ˈliNGɡwē/

noun (plural same)

formal
A slip of the tongue.
Example sentences
  • As Sigmund Freud reminds us, the lapsus linguae is, like the dream, a royal road to the unconscious.

Origin

Latin.

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Syllabification: lap·sus lin·guae

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