Definition of Betacism

1. n. Excessive or extended use of the b sound in speech, due to conversion of other sounds into it, as through inability to distinguish them from b, or because of difficulty in pronouncing them.



Definition of Betacism

1. mispronunciation of B [n -S]

Medical Definition of Betacism

1. A defect in speech in which the sound of b is given to other consonants. Origin: G. Beta, the second letter of the alphabet (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Betacism

beta reduced
beta reduces
beta reducing
beta reduction
beta reductions
beta rhythm
beta sheet
beta sheets
beta software
beta test
beta version
beta wave
betabeam
betabeams
betacism (current term)
betacisms
betacyanin
betacyanins
betacyaninuria
betadine
betaed
betafite
betafites
betag
betaherpesvirinae
betahistine
betahistine hydrochloride
betail
betaine

Literary usage of Betacism

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1. Texts and Studies: Contributions to Biblical and Patristic Literature by J. Anmitage Robingon (1893)
"CONFUSIONS due to betacism. A very cursory glance at our MS. will shew the prevalence of this feature of late Latin phonetics; the confusion between b and v ..."

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