stuttering

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noun

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

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present participle of stutter entry 1

Examples of stuttering in a Sentence

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Noun
During the interview, Biden addressed his struggles with stuttering. Sam Woodward, USA TODAY, 5 July 2024 With the help of Marty Glickman, a sportscaster based in New York, Walton overcame his stuttering problem at age 28. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2024 Meanwhile, commodities from Australia are important for Beijing’s efforts to revive its stuttering economy. Xiaofei Xu, CNN, 16 June 2024 The teaching assistant leading the class quickly realized that neither Smitherman nor most of the other students had speech impairments the test screened for, such as stuttering. Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, 25 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for stuttering 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stuttering was in 1595

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“Stuttering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stuttering. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

stuttering

noun
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: 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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