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Defect of speech   /dˈifɛkt əv spitʃ/   Listen
Defect of speech

A disorder of oral speech.  Synonyms: speech defect, speech disorder.

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"Defect of speech" Quotes from Famous Books

... in Weimar or elsewhere), for the people look at him as if he had fallen direct from heaven. All stand in awe, no one talks, everyone is silent, every word is listened to when he speaks. It is a pity that he keeps people in suspense so long, for he has a defect of speech which compels him to speak very slowly and pause after every six words. Otherwise his is, as we all know, an admirable brain. His face is very ugly, pockmarked, and his nose rather long. He is a little taller ...
— Mozart: The Man and the Artist, as Revealed in his own Words • Friedrich Kerst and Henry Edward Krehbiel

Words linked to "Defect of speech" :   lisp, lallation, stutter, stammer, dysphonia, anarthria, voicelessness, dyslogia, lambdacism, disorder, cataphasia, aphonia, upset, dysarthria

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