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stutter

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verb stut·ter \ˈstə-tər\

Simple Definition of stutter

  • : to have a speech problem that causes you to repeat the beginning sound of some words

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stutter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to speak with involuntary disruption or blocking of speech (as by spasmodic repetition or prolongation of vocal sounds)

  3. 2 :  to move or act in a halting or spasmodic manner <the old jalopy bucks and stutters uphill — William Cleary>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to say, speak, or sound with or as if with a stutter

stutterer play \-tər-ər\ noun

Examples of stutter in a sentence

  1. I used to stutter when I was a child.

  2. She stutters when she gets excited.



Origin of stutter

frequentative of English dialect stut to stutter, from Middle English stutten; akin to Dutch stotteren to stutter, Gothic stautan to strike — more at contusion


First Known Use: 1566


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stutter

noun stut·ter

Simple Definition of stutter

  • : a speech problem that causes someone to repeat the beginning sounds of some words

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stutter

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of stuttering

  2. 2 :  a speech disorder involving stuttering

1651

First Known Use of stutter

1651


STUTTER Defined for Kids

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stutter

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verb stut·ter \ˈstə-tər\

Definition of stutter for Students

stutteredstuttering

  1. :  to speak or say with involuntary repetition or interruption of sounds




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stutter

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noun stut·ter

Definition of stutter for Students

  1. :  the act or an instance of speaking with involuntary repetition or interruption




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