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stut·ter

 (stŭt′ər)
intr. & tr.v. stut·tered, stut·ter·ing, stut·ters
To speak or utter with a spasmodic repetition or prolongation of sounds.
n.
The act or habit of stuttering.

[Frequentative of dialectal stut, from Middle English stutten.]

stut′ter·er n.
stut′ter·ing·ly adv.

stutter

(ˈstʌtə)
vb
1. to speak (a word, phrase, etc) with recurring repetition of consonants, esp initial ones
2. to make (an abrupt sound) repeatedly: the gun stuttered.
n
3. the act or habit of stuttering
4. a stuttering sound
[C16: related to Middle Low German stötern, Old High German stōzan to push against, Latin tundere to beat]
ˈstutterer n
ˈstuttering n, adj
ˈstutteringly adv

stut•ter

(ˈstʌt ər)

v.i.
1. to speak with the rhythm interrupted by repetitions, blocks or spasms, or prolongations of sounds or syllables.
2. to proceed or operate with spasmodic interruptions or repetitions.
v.t.
3. to say with a stutter.
n.
4. an act or instance of stuttering.
5. speech characterized by blocks or spasms interrupting the rhythm.
[1520–30; earlier stut (Middle English stutten to stutter) + -er6; compare Dutch stotteren, Middle Low German stotern in same sense]
stut′ter•er, n.

stutter


Past participle: stuttered
Gerund: stuttering

Imperative
stutter
stutter
Present
I stutter
you stutter
he/she/it stutters
we stutter
you stutter
they stutter
Preterite
I stuttered
you stuttered
he/she/it stuttered
we stuttered
you stuttered
they stuttered
Present Continuous
I am stuttering
you are stuttering
he/she/it is stuttering
we are stuttering
you are stuttering
they are stuttering
Present Perfect
I have stuttered
you have stuttered
he/she/it has stuttered
we have stuttered
you have stuttered
they have stuttered
Past Continuous
I was stuttering
you were stuttering
he/she/it was stuttering
we were stuttering
you were stuttering
they were stuttering
Past Perfect
I had stuttered
you had stuttered
he/she/it had stuttered
we had stuttered
you had stuttered
they had stuttered
Future
I will stutter
you will stutter
he/she/it will stutter
we will stutter
you will stutter
they will stutter
Future Perfect
I will have stuttered
you will have stuttered
he/she/it will have stuttered
we will have stuttered
you will have stuttered
they will have stuttered
Future Continuous
I will be stuttering
you will be stuttering
he/she/it will be stuttering
we will be stuttering
you will be stuttering
they will be stuttering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stuttering
you have been stuttering
he/she/it has been stuttering
we have been stuttering
you have been stuttering
they have been stuttering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stuttering
you will have been stuttering
he/she/it will have been stuttering
we will have been stuttering
you will have been stuttering
they will have been stuttering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stuttering
you had been stuttering
he/she/it had been stuttering
we had been stuttering
you had been stuttering
they had been stuttering
Conditional
I would stutter
you would stutter
he/she/it would stutter
we would stutter
you would stutter
they would stutter
Past Conditional
I would have stuttered
you would have stuttered
he/she/it would have stuttered
we would have stuttered
you would have stuttered
they would have stuttered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stutter - a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
defect of speech, speech defect, speech disorder - a disorder of oral speech
Verb1.stutter - speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

stutter

noun
1. stammer, faltering, speech impediment, speech defect, hesitance He spoke with a pronounced stutter.
verb
1. stammer, stumble, falter, hesitate, splutter, speak haltingly I was trembling so hard, I though I would stutter when I spoke.

stutter

verb
To introduce involuntary repetitions and pauses into one's speech:
noun
A speech impediment marked by involuntary repetitions and pauses:
Translations
تأتَأَه في الكلاميُتأتِئ في الكلاميَتَلَعْثَمُ
koktatkoktavost
stammetalefejl
änkyttääänkytys
גמגוםלגמגם
mucati
stamstama
どもる
말을 더듬다
mikčius
stostīšanāsstostīties
koktavosť
jecljanjejecljati
stamma
ติดอ่าง
kekelemekkekemelik
nói lắp

stutter

[ˈstʌtəʳ]
A. Ntartamudeo m
he has a bad stuttertartamudea terriblemente
to say sth with a stutterdecir algo tartamudeando
B. VItartamudear
C. VT (also stutter out) → decir tartamudeando

stutter

[ˈstʌtər]
nbégaiement m
to have a stutter → bégayer
He's got a stutter → Il bégaie.
vibégayer
vtbégayer

stutter

n (of person, engine)Stottern nt no pl; (of guns)Trommeln nt; he has a bad stutterer stottert sehr; to say something with a stutteretw stotternd sagen, etw stottern
vi
stottern; he was stuttering with embarrassmenter stotterte vor Verlegenheit; she stuttered out an apologysie entschuldigte sich stotternd
(= advance slowly) to stutter on/alongentlangstottern; (fig, reform) → sich dahinquälen
vtstottern; she stuttered an apologysie entschuldigte sich stotternd

stutter

[ˈstʌtəʳ]
1. nbalbuzie f
he has a bad stutter → ha una balbuzie pronunciata
2. vi & vtbalbettare

stutter

(ˈstatə) verb
to stammer. He stutters sometimes when he's excited; `I've s-s-seen a gh-gh-ghost,' he stuttered.
noun
a stammer. He has a stutter.
ˈstutterer noun
a person who has a stammer.

stutter

يَتَلَعْثَمُ koktat stamme stottern κεκεδίζω balbucear änkyttää bégayer mucati balbettare どもる 말을 더듬다 stotteren stamme jąkać się gaguejar заикаться stamma ติดอ่าง kekelemek nói lắp 口吃着说

stut·ter

vi. tartamudear.

stutter

vi tartamudear
References in classic literature ?
I am very glad you have come," he said, sitting down beside her, and obviously wishing to say something, he stuttered.
You - you - haven't the power to do this," Cathcart stuttered.
Jones now clearly saw the error he had committed, and exerted his utmost power to rectify it; but he only faultered and stuttered into nonsense and contradiction.
To-day, each in her appropriate key, lisped, stuttered, mumbled, and jabbered as usual; about fifteen had racked me in turn, and my auricular nerve was expecting with resignation the discords of the sixteenth, when a full, though low voice, read out, in clear correct English-
There were slow boys and bashful boys, feeble boys and riotous boys, boys that lisped and boys that stuttered, one or two lame ones, and a merry little quadroon, who could not be taken in elsewhere, but who was welcome to the `Bhaer-garten', though some people predicted that his admission would ruin the school.
stuttered a member of the latest dynasty, a king of the Skookum Benches.
Rout," stuttered the young man, very red in the face, "I must say .
A YOUNG man who stuttered so badly he could not say his own name is now training to become an actor.
But by Grade 6 things had somehow improved, such that I stuttered only when I was nervous, tired, or excited.
As a child, I had low self-esteem and depression because I stuttered," said Dr.
Prasse and Kikano [24] observed blinking, jaw twitching and involuntary head movements in children who stuttered.
Phonological neighborhood and word frequency effects in the stuttered disfluencies of children who stutter.