Lisping

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lisping pronouncing with a lisp
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wlispian (a conjectural form)—wlisp, stammering; Dut. lispen, Ger. lispeln; from the sound.

Usage

In literature:

Lispingly he spoke the true court dialect.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
But her best aspiration, 'lisped in numbers, for the numbers came!
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
His lisping is their law.
"The Simple Life" by Charles Wagner
Shall we be inferior to our grandfathers, who hardly lisped the first words of science?
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
She lisped, and there was a suggestion in her accent of East Prussia or Western Russia.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Both father and son had the same slight lisp in speaking.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Bartlett is said to have "lisped in numbers," singing correctly before he could articulate words.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
She can aid it to lisp the first accents of its native tongue.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
Its peculiarity is smooth, lisping, sibillating sounds, analogous to the rustling of leaves in a forest.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
Then he tried German, speaking it with a kind of soft lisp that I thought charming.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
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In poetry:

Here once a child, a smiling playful one,
All the day long caressing and caressed,
Died when its little tongue had just begun
To lisp the names of those it loved the best.
"The Child's Funeral" by William Cullen Bryant
Sitting all day in a silver mist,
In silver silence all the day,
Save for the low, soft kiss of spray,
And the lisp of sands by waters kissed,
As the tide draws up the bay.
"In The Mist" by Susan Coolidge
I hear a song the wet leaves lisp
When Morn comes down the woodland way;
And misty as a thistle-wisp
Her gown gleams windy gray;
A song, that seems to say,
"Awake! 'tis day!"
"Airy Tongues" by Madison Julius Cawein
"What shall I give thee?" Madam cries--
"A town"--the lisping child replies.
"I will, thy Valentine to crown,
Grant thy request, and give a town.
The town of Sandiacre's mine;
But Sandiacre shall be thine."
"The Valentine" by William Hutton
EARTH, round, rolling, compact—suns, moons, animals—all these are
words to be said;
Watery, vegetable, sauroid advances—beings, premonitions, lispings
of the future,
Behold! these are vast words to be said.
"Carol Of Words" by Walt Whitman
A song of Long Ago:
Sing it lightly--sing it low--
Sing it softly--like the lisping of the lips we used to know
When our baby-laughter spilled
From the glad hearts ever filled
With music blithe as robin ever trilled!
"A Song Of Long Ago" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

In Part 1 of a series, Harry offers some basic advice about error handling for Visual LISP and VBA programming.
Then, he was the kid with a lisp who got picked on at school for wearing his sister's pink Pumas.
Using Cisco's OTV and LISP to Improve Application Availability.
LISPs power in manipulating complex lists of lists has also made it the tool of choice for developing symbolic reasoning systems such as OPS5 and PROLOG (both of which have many commercial and public-domain implementations).
LISP has potential to handle Web-facing applications using fewer lines of code, and with acceptable memory use and execution speed.
LISP Deserves a Fresh Look.
Actors need my lisp .
More prehistoric hijinks from Manny the mammoth, Diego the saber-tooth and Sid, the lisping sloth PG.
John McCarthy, the inventor of programming language Lisp and a pioneer in " artificial intelligence " technology, died Monday night.
A utoCAD's Visual LISP feature offers the ability to return the text stored in a TXT file when packaged in a VLX application.
In the 1950s the key innovations were programming languages such as Fortran and Lisp.
With his distinctive lisping style, he made his recorded debut in 1994 as a member of the Junior M.A.F.I.A.
This month the Lisp Listener will feature a program written by Dean Ritz of ExperTelligence.
Does your LISP go loopy.
The most popular ones are Visual LISP and VBA ( Visual Basic for Applications).
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In science:

Furthermore, Emacs Lisp does not support continuations, not even closures.
A novel approach to symbolic algebra
The current MathML renderer is a modified variant of the TEX renderer that was transliterated directly from the LISP predecessor and still uses string blocks and templates internally.
A novel approach to symbolic algebra
At least, preliminary experiments with an implementation of a thermodynamics-oriented term algebra of partial derivatives on top of the LISP-based predecessor of that system seemed quite promising.
A novel approach to symbolic algebra
Of the three, the most advanced support for functions is found in Lisp.
Function Interface Models for Hardware Compilation: Types, Signatures, Protocols
Little-B is similar, building on Lisp, but it supports modules in addition.
TinkerCell: Modular CAD Tool for Synthetic Biology
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