1. Proper noun.  (alternative spelling of, Lisp) .
  2. Proper noun.  A functional programming language with a distinctive parenthesized syntax, much used in artificial intelligence.
  3. Noun.  The habit or an act of lisping.
  4. Verb.  To pronounce the sibilant letter ‘s’ imperfectly; to give ‘s’ and ‘z’ the sounds of ‘th’ ((IPA, /θ / ð/) ) — a defect common amongst children.
  5. Verb.  To speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, as a child learning to talk.
  6. Verb.  To speak hesitatingly and with a low voice, as if afraid.
  7. Verb.  To pronounce with a lisp.
  8. Verb.  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.
  9. Verb.  To speak with reserve or concealment; to utter timidly or confidentially; as, to lisp treason.

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