stammer

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verb stam·mer \ˈsta-mər\

Definition of stammer

stammered

;

stammering

play \ˈsta-mə-riŋ, ˈstam-riŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make involuntary stops and repetitions in speaking stutter

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to utter with involuntary stops or repetitions

stammer

noun

stammerer

play \-mər-ər\ noun

Examples of stammer in a sentence

  1. I d-don't know what you're talking about! she stammered.

  2. He stammered an excuse and fled.

Origin and Etymology of stammer

Middle English stameren, from Old English stamerian; akin to Old High German stamalōn to stammer, Old Norse stemma to hinder, damn up — more at stem


First Known Use: before 12th century


STAMMER Defined for English Language Learners

stammer

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verb stam·mer \ˈsta-mər\

Definition of stammer for English Language Learners

  • : to speak with many pauses and repetitions because you have a speech problem or because you are very nervous, frightened, etc.


STAMMER Defined for Kids

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stammer

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verb stam·mer \ˈsta-mər\

Definition of stammer for Students

stammered

;

stammering

  1. :  to speak with involuntary stops and much repeating


2

stammer

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noun stam·mer

Definition of stammer for Students

  1. :  an act or instance of speaking with involuntary stops and much repeating


Medical Dictionary

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stammer

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intransitive verb stam·mer \ˈstam-ər\

Medical Definition of stammer

stammered

;

stammering

\-(ə-)riŋ\play
  1. :  to make involuntary stops and repetitions in speaking :  stutter


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stammer

noun stam·mer

Medical Definition of stammer

  1. 1:  an act or instance of stammering

  2. 2:  the habitual tendency to stammer a severe stammer :  stammering 2



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