A speech defect in which s is pronounced like th in thick and z is pronounced like th in this.
- ‘His lisp was a natural speech impediment, but I think [the producers] were concerned over how it would be received,’ he says.
- In fact he had a curiously dry - albeit pleasant - soft spoken voice that was more soothing than intimidating, and he even had a slight lisp.
- Drew was missing his two front baby teeth and had possessed a slight lisp from birth, causing his s's to come out as th's.
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Speak with a lisp.
- ‘Man… dey get knock out,’ she lisped, seeing my surprise.
- The inebriated man drew a sword and sloppily lisped out, ‘You embarrreshed me!’
- Luckily, this hasn't happened in a long time and, therefore, I haven't lisped since eighth grade.
Words that rhyme with lispcrisp, will-o'-the-wisp, wisp
A high-level computer programming language devised for list processing.
- Interestingly, they wrote their code primarily in Lisp, an artificial intelligence language most commonly used at universities.
- A few programming languages - notably Lisp and its offspring - provide integers of unlimited size and exact rationals as built-in data types.
- His interests also include hiking, amateur radio and programming in Lisp.
1950s: from lis(t) p(rocessor).
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