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1ceceo masculinoto speak with a lisp — cecear
- He had a slight lisp and his right hand had a way of flopping around a bit.
- The class waited, all attention, pretending to be helpful, ready for the slightest weakness, a lisp, a twitch, wariness, ready to move in for the kill.
- You think they'd notice if you had six fingers, or a lisp, or if you were two feet shorter?
- Among the aspiring singers were those with cracked voices, nasal tones, and lisps.
- His school uniform always looked a mess and, according to friends, he jabbered rather than talked clearly, having inherited a slight lisp from his father.
- Consequently, treatment of lisps is best accomplished by speech therapy.
- He would often practise his speeches for many hours and had a slight stammer and lisp.
- Then he talked about how I lisped and how you can't trust anyone with a lisp.
- Drew was missing his two front baby teeth and had possessed a slight lisp from birth, causing his s's to come out as th's.
- Each character is hideously depicted via limp dialogue, grating accents, silly lisps, unnatural body movements, and an overall disagreeable personality.
- Many of the loyal troops would have joined the revolt if the rebels had shown more activity, but on-the-spot leadership was provided by a high-voiced officer with a lisp, who failed to change the rebels' plan and seize the initiative.
- They were the ones who gave me a hard time about my braces and my lisp and… well… everything.
- She had the slightest hint of a lisp, and so the last word came out of her mouth sounding like ‘thresses.’
- ‘His lisp was a natural speech impediment, but I think [the producers] were concerned over how it would be received,’ he says.
- In fact he had a curiously dry - albeit pleasant - soft spoken voice that was more soothing than intimidating, and he even had a slight lisp.
- "He's awake now, " she said proudly, with a slight lisp.
- Each pause was highlighted, every sound a lisp.
- The splint holding my tooth in has given me a slight lisp, that achey feeling in the gum line from the forcing of the tooth and the annoyingly protracted brushing process that I used to hate.
- I could have just written a hundred pages of lisps and grunts and the film would have came out exactly the same.
- I should mention now that I have a slight lisp.
1pronunciar ceceandodecir ceceando
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