Definition of impediment in English:

impediment

Line breaks: im¦pedi|ment
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɛdɪm(ə)nt
 
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noun

  • 2 (also speech impediment) A defect in a person’s speech, such as a lisp or stammer.
    More example sentences
    • ‘His lisp was a natural speech impediment, but I think [the producers] were concerned over how it would be received,’ he says.
    • Is stuttering considered a speech impediment or a learning disability?
    • It also brought out that the young Erika had a speech impediment - a stammer that was so bad she had to go to a special school for one year!
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Derivatives

impedimental

Pronunciation: /-ˈmɛnt(ə)l/
adjective

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin impedimentum, from impedire (see impede).

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