Definition of textspeak in English:

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textspeak

Pronunciation: /ˈteks(t)ˌspēk/

noun

Language regarded as characteristic of text messages, consisting of abbreviations, acronyms, initials, emoticons, etc.
Example sentences
  • Moves are afoot to include some mobile phone textspeak in the official dictionary of the game beloved by generations.
  • The same message sent in that hideous text-speak would have been more than a little unsettling.
  • I just think it's crass to abbreviate in that manner, writing in text-speak like some 15-year-old going out on a Friday night.

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Syllabification: text·speak

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