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Definition of caretaker speech noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

caretaker speech

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkeəteɪkə spiːtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkerteɪkər spiːtʃ//
 
[uncountable] (linguistics)
 
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a simple way of speaking that is used when talking to a child or other person who is learning to speak a language
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: caretaker speech