HyperDic: speech_defect

English > 1 sense of the expression speech defect:
NOUNstatespeech defect, speech disorder, defect of speecha disorder of oral speech
English > speech defect: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningA disorder of oral speech.
Synonymsspeech disorder, defect of speech
Narroweranarthriapartial or total loss of articulate speech resulting from lesions of the central nervous system
aphonia, voicelessnessA disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
cataphasiaA speech disorder in which the same word is repeated / repeated several times in succession
dysarthriaimpaired articulatory ability resulting from defects in the peripheral motor nerves or in the speech musculature
dyslogiaimpaired ability to express ideas verbally
dysphoniaspeech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation
lallationdefective articulation of the 'l' phoneme or the phoneme 'r' is pronounced as 'l'
lambdacismspeech defect involving excessive use or unusual pronunciation of the phoneme 'l'
lispA speech defect that involves pronouncing 's' like voiceless 'th' and 'z' like voiced 'th'
stammer, stutterA speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
Broaderdisorder, upsetA physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal / normal functioning

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