Definition of dyslexia in English:

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dyslexia

Pronunciation: /dɪsˈlɛksɪə/

noun

[mass noun]
A general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence.
Example sentences
  • The youngster, who suffers from dyslexia and severe learning difficulties, no longer attends school or college.
  • The Oaklands unit is also open to those with more serious learning difficulties like dyspraxia and dyslexia.
  • The term dyslexia covers a range of symptoms and learning difficulties related to the written word.

Origin

Late 19th century: coined in German from dys- 'difficult' + Greek lexis 'speech' (apparently by confusion of Greek legein 'to speak' and Latin legere 'to read').

Words that rhyme with dyslexia

anorexia

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: dys|lexia

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