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textspeak

Line breaks: text|speak
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛkstspiːk
 
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Definition of textspeak in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Language regarded as characteristic of text messages, consisting of abbreviations, acronyms, initials, emoticons, etc. I never ever abbreviate (i.e. write in textspeak), but cabinet ministers and heads of industry do perhaps U2 should call themselves You Two/Too to avoid promoting textspeak among the youth
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  • 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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