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stutter

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verb stut·ter \ˈstə-tər\

Definition of stutter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to speak with involuntary disruption or blocking of speech (as by 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 and Etymology of stutter

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


First Known Use: 1566


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stutter

noun stut·ter

Definition of stutter

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of stuttering

  2. 2 :  the habitual tendency to stutter had a mild stutter :  stuttering

1651

First Known Use of stutter

1651


STUTTER Defined for English Language Learners

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stutter

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verb stut·ter \ˈstə-tər\

Definition of stutter for English Language Learners

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


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stutter

noun stut·ter

Definition of stutter for English Language Learners

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


STUTTER Defined for Kids

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stutter

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verb stut·ter \ˈstə-tər\

Definition of stutter for Students

stuttered

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stuttering

  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


Medical Dictionary

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stutter

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verb stut·ter \ˈstət-ər\

Medical Definition of stutter

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

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to say, speak, or sound with or as if with a stutter


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stutter

noun stut·ter

Medical Definition of stutter

  1. 1:  an act or instance of stuttering

  2. 2:  the habitual tendency to stutter had a mild stutter :  stuttering 2



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