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4 letters words from 'lisp'


3 letters words from 'lisp'

SIP 5 

2 letters words from 'lisp'

IS 2LI 2
PI 4SI 2

All 4 letters words made out of lisp

lisp ilsp lsip slip islp silp lips ilps lpis plis ipls pils lspi slpi lpsi plsi spli psli ispl sipl ipsl pisl spil psil

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lisp. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lisp.

Definitions and meaning of lisp


Alternative forms

  • lipsey
  • lithp (humorous)


From Middle English lispen, lipsen, wlispen, from Old English *wlispian (attested in āwlyspian (to lisp)), from Old English wlisp, wlips (stammering, lisping, adj), from Proto-Germanic *wlispaz (lisping), from Proto-Indo-European *wlis-, *wleys- (rod), from *wel- (to turn, roll). Cognate with Middle Low German wlispen (to lisp), Dutch lispen (to lisp), German lispeln (to lisp), Danish læspe (to lisp), Swedish läspa (to lisp).


  • Standard: IPA(key): /lɪsp/
  • Humorous:
    1. IPA(key): /lɪθp/
    2. IPA(key): /lɪl͡sp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪsp


lisp (plural lisps)

  1. The habit or an act of lisping.

Derived terms

  • lispy



lisp (third-person singular simple present lisps, present participle lisping, simple past and past participle lisped)

  1. To pronounce the consonant ‘s’ imperfectly; to give ‘s’ and ‘z’ the sounds of ‘th’ (/θ/, /ð/). This is a speech impediment common among children.
  2. To speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, such as a child learning to talk.
  3. (archaic) To speak hesitatingly and with a low voice, as if afraid.
    • 1597, Michael Drayton, England's Heroical Epistles
      Lest when my lisping, guilty tongue should halt.
  4. (archaic) to express by the use of simple, childlike language.
    • 1848, Henry Walter (editor) William Tyndale (originally author), Doctrinal Treatises and Introductions to Different Portions of the Holy Scriptures
      to speak unto them after their own capacity, and to lisp the words unto them , according as the babes and children of that age might sound them againagain
  5. (archaic) To speak with reserve or concealment; to utter timidly or confidentially.
    • 1859, Ferna Vale, Natalie; or, A Gem Among the Sea-Weeds
      "You have done well, sir," said Delwood, calmly, as he placed double the amount of Mrs. Santon's bribe in the Signor's hand; "you have done well, sir; and mark my words,—gold can never relieve a guilty conscience! Go, sir, and see that you lisp not a syllable of this to any one."

Derived terms

  • lisper


See also

  • brogue
  • drawl
  • lallation
  • lilt
  • twang


  • LIPs, LSPI, lips, pils, slip

  • to pronounce the letters S and Z imperfectly.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)