Definitions for lisp
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a speech defect that involves pronouncing `s' like voiceless `th' and `z' like voiced `th'
LISP, list-processing languageverb
a flexible procedure-oriented programing language that manipulates symbols in the form of lists
speak with a lisp
a high-level computer programming language in which statements and data are in the form of lists, enclosed in parentheses; -- used especially for rapid development of prototype programs in artificial intelligence applications .
The habit or an act of lisping.
To pronounce the sibilant letter 's' imperfectly; to give 's' and 'z' the sounds of 'th' (/u03B8 / ð/) a defect common amongst children.
To speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, as a child learning to talk.
To speak hesitatingly and with a low voice, as if afraid.
To pronounce with a lisp.
To utter with imperfect articulation; to express with words pronounced imperfectly or indistinctly, as a child speaks; hence, to express by the use of simple, childlike language.
To speak with reserve or concealment; to utter timidly or confidentially; as, to lisp treason.
A functional programming language with a distinctive parenthesized syntax, much used in artificial intelligence.
Etymology: Contraction of list processing.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The act of lisping.
Etymology: from the verb.
I overheard her answer, with a very pretty lisp, O! Strephon, you are a dangerous creature. Tatler, №. 60.
To speak with too frequent appulses of the tongue to the teeth or palate, like children.
Etymology: wlisp , Saxon.
Come, I cannot cog, and say, thou art this and that, like a many of these lisping hawthorn buds, that come like women in mens apparel, and smell like Bucklersbury in simpling time. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
Scarce had she learnt to lisp a name
Of martyr, yet she thinks it shame
Life should so long play with that breath,
Which spent can buy so brave a death. Richard Crashaw.
They ramble not to learn the mode,
How to be drest, or how to lisp abroad. John Cleveland.
Appulse partial, giving some passage to breath, is made to the upper teeth, and causes a lisping sound, the breath being strained through the teeth. William Holder, Elements of Speech.
As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame,
I lisp’d in numbers, for the numbers came. Alexander Pope.
A lisp is a speech impairment in which a person misarticulates sibilants ([s], [z], [ts], [dz], [ʃ], [ʒ], [tʃ], [dʒ]). These misarticulations often result in unclear speech.
LISP, short for List Processing, is a high-level programming language designed for easy manipulation of data strings. Developed in 1958, LISP is often used in artificial intelligence applications due to its excellent capabilities in pattern recognition and symbolic processing. It is known for its unique features like the extensive use of parentheses, treating functions as objects, and supporting recursive routines.
to pronounce the sibilant letter s imperfectly; to give s and z the sound of th; -- a defect common among children
to speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, as a child learning to talk
to speak hesitatingly with a low voice, as if afraid
to pronounce with a lisp
to utter with imperfect articulation; to express with words pronounced imperfectly or indistinctly, as a child speaks; hence, to express by the use of simple, childlike language
to speak with reserve or concealment; to utter timidly or confidentially; as, to lisp treason
the habit or act of lisping. See Lisp, v. i., 1
Etymology: [OE. lispen, lipsen, AS. wlisp stammering, lisping; akin to D. & OHG. lispen to lisp, G. lispeln, Sw. lspa, Dan. lespe.]
A lisp, also known as sigmatism, is a speech impediment whose sufferers are unable to articulate sibilants. These misarticulations often result in unclear speech.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lisp, v.i. to speak with the tongue against the upper teeth or gums, as in pronouncing th for s or z: to articulate as a child: to utter imperfectly.—v.t. to pronounce with a lisp.—n. the act or habit of lisping.—n. Lisp′er.—adj. Lisp′ing, pronouncing with a lisp.—n. the act of speaking with a lisp.—adv. Lisp′ingly. [A.S. wlispian (a conjectural form)—wlisp, stammering; Dut. lispen, Ger. lispeln; from the sound.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[from ‘LISt Processing language’, but mythically from ‘Lots of Irritating Superfluous Parentheses’] AI's mother tongue, a language based on the ideas of (a) variable-length lists and trees as fundamental data types, and (b) the interpretation of code as data and vice-versa. Invented by John McCarthy at MIT in the late 1950s, it is actually older than any other HLL still in use except FORTRAN. Accordingly, it has undergone considerable adaptive radiation over the years; modern variants are quite different in detail from the original LISP 1.5. The dominant HLL among hackers until the early 1980s, LISP has since shared the throne with C. Its partisans claim it is the only language that is truly beautiful. See languages of choice.All LISP functions and programs are expressions that return values; this, together with the high memory utilization of LISPs, gave rise to Alan Perlis's famous quip (itself a take on an Oscar Wilde quote) that “LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing”.One significant application for LISP has been as a proof by example that most newer languages, such as COBOL and Ada, are full of unnecessary
What does LISP stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the LISP acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of lisp in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of lisp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Greenspun's Tenth Rule of Programming: any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad hoc informally-specified bug-ridden slow implementation of half of Common Lisp.
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- šišlat, šišláníCzech
- balbucear, cecear, ceceo, balbuceoSpanish
- supista, sössöttää, lespata, sammaltaa, supattaaFinnish
- vera smámælt, vera smámæltur, smámæliIcelandic
- arero teheMāori
- sigmatismo, cecearPortuguese
- шепелявить, шепелявостьRussian
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