What is lisp?

  • (noun): A flexible procedure-oriented programing language that manipulates symbols in the form of lists.
    Synonyms: list-processing language
    See also — Additional definitions below


A lisp is a speech impediment, historically also known as sigmatism. Stereotypically, people with a lisp are unable to pronounce sibilants (like the sound ), and replace them with interdentals (like the sound ), though there are actually several kinds of lisp. The result is that the speech is unclear.

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Some articles on lisp:

Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol - LISP - Terminology
... the source and destination address fields of the first (most inner) LISP header of a packet ... A server host can be the endpoint of a LISP tunnel as well ... An ITR receives IP packets from site end-systems on one side and sends LISP-encapsulated IP packets toward the Internet on the other side ...
Lisp - Treatment
... Treating lisps in children usually involves speech therapy treatments and is generally successful ... session is private or involves a group, and the type of lisp that is being treated ... One popular method of correcting articulation or lisp disorders is to isolate sounds and work on correcting the sound in isolation ...
Symbol (programming) - Support - Lisp - Examples
... is a simple external representation of a Common Lisp symbol this-is-a-symbol Symbols can contain whitespace (and all other characters)

More definitions of "lisp":

  • (noun): A speech defect that involves pronouncing s like voiceless th and z like voiced th.
  • (verb): Speak with a lisp.

Famous quotes containing the word lisp:

    Taught me my alphabet to say,
    To lisp my very earliest word,
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)