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n. in speech, the omission of certain sounds in particular phonological environments, as when an unstressed vowel occurs at the beginning or end of a word (e.g., How d’you do).

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March 2nd 2024

motor speech disorder

motor speech disorder

any of several communication disorders arising from inaccurate production of speech sounds because of lack of strength or coordination of the muscles involved in speaking, as occurs in cerebellar ataxia or Parkinson’s disease.