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lapsus linguae Syllabification: lap·sus lin·guae
Pronunciation: /ˈläpsəs ˈliNGˌɡwī/ /-ˌɡwē/

Definition of lapsus linguae in English:

noun (plural same)

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.



Words that rhyme with lapsus linguae

Paraguay • Uruguay

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