stuttering

noun
stut·​ter·​ing | \ ˈstə-tər-iŋ How to pronounce stuttering (audio) \

Definition of stuttering

: a disorder of vocal communication marked by involuntary disruption or blocking of speech (as by abnormal repetition, prolongation, or stoppage of vocal sounds) : disfluency

Examples of stuttering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In June, with Amazon’s stuttering delivery machine regaining momentum, the company ended the pandemic raises and began forcing workers to justify requests for time off. Bloomberg News, oregonlive, "Fat hiring bonuses stoke anger among existing Amazon workers who got $15 turkey vouchers," 25 Nov. 2020 In June, with Amazon’s stuttering delivery machine regaining momentum, the company ended the pandemic raises and began forcing workers to justify requests for time off. Bloomberg News, oregonlive, "Fat hiring bonuses stoke anger among existing Amazon workers who got $15 turkey vouchers," 25 Nov. 2020 In June, with Amazon’s stuttering delivery machine regaining momentum, the company ended the pandemic raises and began forcing workers to justify requests for time off. Bloomberg News, oregonlive, "Fat hiring bonuses stoke anger among existing Amazon workers who got $15 turkey vouchers," 25 Nov. 2020 In June, with Amazon’s stuttering delivery machine regaining momentum, the company ended the pandemic raises and began forcing workers to justify requests for time off. Bloomberg News, oregonlive, "Fat hiring bonuses stoke anger among existing Amazon workers who got $15 turkey vouchers," 25 Nov. 2020 In June, with Amazon’s stuttering delivery machine regaining momentum, the company ended the pandemic raises and began forcing workers to justify requests for time off. al, "Amazon gives $3,000 signing bonuses; Alabama workers get $10 vouchers," 24 Nov. 2020 Mac users today began experiencing unexpected issues that included apps taking minutes to launch, stuttering and non-responsiveness throughout macOS, and other problems. Samuel Axon And Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "macOS Big Sur launch appears to cause temporary slowdown in even non-Big Sur Macs," 12 Nov. 2020 Our first test flights of the Mini 2 were free of any stuttering or lag in the video feed due to objects like trees being between the controller and drone. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "DJI’s Mavic Mini 2 is official: 4K video, OcuSync controller, starts at $449," 4 Nov. 2020 The documents also included criticism of the government’s stuttering test and trace system. Alex Morales, Bloomberg.com, "Top U.K. Medic Warns Boris Johnson’s Plans Won’t Stop Virus," 12 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of stuttering

1595, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stuttering was in 1595

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13 Jan 2021

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“Stuttering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stuttering. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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stuttering

noun

Medical Definition of stuttering

1 : the act of one who stutters
2 : a disorder of vocal communication marked by involuntary disruption or blocking of speech (as by abnormal repetition, prolongation, or stoppage of vocal sounds) : disfluency

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