stuttering

noun stut·ter·ing \ ˈstə-tər-iŋ \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

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

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First Known Use of stuttering

1595


Medical Dictionary

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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