Definition of Motherese

1. Noun. An adult's imitation of the speech of a young child.

Exact synonyms: Baby Talk, Babytalk
Generic synonyms: Non-standard Speech



Definition of Motherese

1. Noun. baby talk ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Motherese

mother superior
mother superior complex
mother surrogate
mother tongue
mother tongues
mother wit
mother yaw
motherboard
motherboards
motherchuckers
mothercraft
mothered
motherer
motherers
motherese (current term)
motherf****rs
motherferyers
motherhood
motherhood and apple pie
motherhood statement
motherhoods
motherhouse

Literary usage of Motherese

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1. Prevention of Mental Disorders, Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Children and edited by David Shaffer (1996)
"Bettes, BA Maternal depression and motherese: Temporal and interactional features. Child Development 59:1089-1096, 1988. Billings, AG, and Moos, ..."

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