stuttering

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

Definition of stuttering

 (Entry 1 of 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

stuttering

Definition of stuttering (Entry 2 of 2)

present participle of stutter entry 1

Examples of stuttering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun While Ferrell spends the first half of the series fretting and stuttering, Rudd gets to wallow in the dark muck that is Dr. Ike. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2021 Since Rico is a character with a stutter, the production hired a stuttering consultant. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 22 Oct. 2021 Users have also reported a stuttering ‘jelly’ display on the new iPad Mini 6. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 There are complications when the frame rate doesn’t match the refresh rate, and the picture may suffer stuttering and tearing effects as a result. Simon Hill, Wired, 15 Sep. 2021 The Orlando Pride continued a stuttering streak of winless matches with a 2-1 loss to the Thorns in Portland on Sunday night, the team’s third defeat in the last four games. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 19 July 2021 Giant earthquakes can happen at this plate boundary if the masses release their stuttering grip somewhat close to the ground surface. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 5 June 2021 The boy who faced potentially crippling bouts of stuttering. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2021 James Earl Jones —Darth Vader himself—went into acting to help with his stuttering. Andy Kessler, WSJ, 2 May 2021

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First Known Use of stuttering

Noun

1595, in the meaning defined above

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Time Traveler for stuttering

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The first known use of stuttering was in 1595

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Last Updated

27 Dec 2021

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“Stuttering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stuttering. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for stuttering

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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