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lall

[lal] /læl/
verb (used without object), Phonetics
1.
to make imperfect l- or r- sounds, or both, often by substituting a w- like sound for r or l or a y- like sound for l.
Origin of lall
1875-1880
1875-80; imitative; see lallation
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  • In a minute the call was anew heard, lalling nearer now; and now Jan pulled up short.

    The Last Miracle M. P. Shiel
  • And now he knew, and smiled: the babble of that lalling tongue was dumb.

    The Lord of the Sea M. P. Shiel
lalling in Medicine

lalling lal·ling (lāl'ĭng)
n.
A form of stammering in which the speech is almost unintelligible.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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