The great defect of that instrument was the rendering of the overtones in music, and the hissing consonants in speech.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
A memorable reverse of fortune was displayed in Michael the Second, who from a defect in his speech was surnamed the Stammerer.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
I do not blame this physician in the least because of his failure, for he was not an expert on the subject of speech defects.
"Stammering, Its Cause and Cure" by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue
To conquer this defect he must train his muscles of respiration to calm and steady action during speech.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The truth is that the two defects of style in the speech are the very defects we do find in his writings.
"Shakespearean Tragedy" by A. C. Bradley
COMMON MIND TROUBLES, chapters on defects in memory, confusion of thought, sleeplessness, hesitancy and errors in speech, low spirits, etc.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6" by Various
Here belongs all so-called mechanical dyslalia, caused by defects of the peripheral speech-apparatus.
"The Mind of the Child, Part II" by W. Preyer
Passing himself off as an Indian Pathan covered any peculiarities or defects of speech.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Every language has its own special merits and defects for the purposes of song and speech.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
Speech, 75, 79; defects of, 114.
"The Story of the Mind" by James Mark Baldwin