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tongue-tie

Syllabification: tongue-tie
Pronunciation: /ˈtəNGˌtī/

Definition of tongue-tie in English:

noun

A malformation that restricts the movement of the tongue and causes a speech impediment.
Example sentences
  • In the past, it was common for doctors to treat tongue tie by cutting the frenulum, a minor surgical procedure.
  • Once she established the tongue tie, she gave him a pacifier dipped in sugar water, grabbed his tongue with a some gauze, injected just a bit of lidocaine, then snipped it.

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