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- n. A speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases, and by involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds.
- n. An instance of stuttering.
- v. Present participle of stutter.
- adj. That stutters.
- adj. Hesitant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of one who stutters; -- restricted by some physiologists to defective speech due to inability to form the proper sounds, the breathing being normal, as distinguished from stammering.
- adj. Apt to stutter; hesitating; stammering.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hesitation in speaking, in which there is a spasmodic and uncontrollable reiteration of the same syllable. See stammering.
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