from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Hesitating speech; imperfect articulation; stuttering.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Apt to stammer; hesitating in speech; stuttering.
  • noun (Physiol.) A disturbance in the formation of sounds. It is due essentially to long-continued spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm, by which expiration is prevented, and hence it may be considered as a spasmodic inspiration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act of stammering
  • verb Present participle of stammer.


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