disfluency

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noun dis·flu·en·cy \dis-ˈflü-ən(t)-sē\
variants: or

dysfluency

Definition of disfluency

  1. 1 :  an involuntary disruption in the flow of speech that may occur during normal childhood development of spoken language or during normal adult speech but is most often symptomatic of a speech impairment; especially :  a disorder of vocal communication that is marked by frequent involuntary disruption or blocking of speech (as by repetition of all or part of a word or by prolonging vocal sounds) and typically has an onset during childhood :  stuttering

  2. 2 :  an act or instance of disfluency :  stutter

disfluent

play \dis-ˈflü-ənt\ or

dysfluent

adjective a disfluent child dysfluent speech

1961

First Known Use of disfluency

1961


Medical Dictionary

disfluency

noun dis·flu·en·cy
variants: or

dysfluency

\(ˌ)dis-ˈflü-ən(t)-sē\ play

Medical Definition of disfluency

plural

disfluencies

  1. 1:  an involuntary disruption in the flow of speech that may occur during normal childhood development of spoken language or during normal adult speech but is most often symptomatic of a speech impairment; especially :  a disorder of vocal communication that is marked by frequent involuntary disruption or blocking of speech (as by repetition of all or part of a word or by prolonging vocal sounds) and typically has an onset during childhood :  stuttering

  2. 2:  an act or instance of disfluency :  stutter

disfluent

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dysfluent

\(ˌ)dis-ˈflü-ənt\ play adjective a disfluent child dysfluent speech

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