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v. stam·mered, stam·mer·ing, stam·mers
To speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
To utter with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
A way of speaking characterized by involuntary pauses or repetitions.

[Middle English stameren, from Old English stamerian.]

stam′mer·er n.
stam′mer·ing·ly adv.
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Noun1.stammerer - someone who speaks with involuntary pauses and repetitions
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
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مُتَمْتِم، مُتَلَعْثِم
kdo zadrhuje v řečikokta
maîur sem stamar
koktavý človek


[ˈstæmərəʳ] Ntartamudo/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


nStotterer m, → Stotterin f
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[ˈstæmərəʳ] nbalbuziente m/f
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(ˈstӕmə) noun
the speech defect of being unable to produce easily certain sounds. `You m-m-must m-m-meet m-m-my m-m-mother' is an example of a stammer; That child has a bad stammer.
to speak with a stammer or in a similar way because of eg fright, nervousness etc. He stammered an apology.
ˈstammerer noun
a person who has a stammer.
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He said: "Gareth is on live television being interviewed by Ant and Dec after he's performed his song - that is pressure for a recovering stammerer. When I was with the Wets I would have done anything to avoid a situation like that.
..if you're talking to a stammerer,look them in the eye, focus on what they're talking about not the stammer; don't finish their words for them, but remain calm,patient and `smilepleasantly'.
"There was this huge email campaign to 'vote the stammerer off'.
I was also impressed with former Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates as the one-time stammerer helped other people who wanted to get rid of their speech impediment (Stop My Stutter, BBC Three, Monday, 9pm).
The writer, who overcame a childhood stammer and has worked on the screenplay for 30 years, said that "for a stutterer, for a stammerer, to be heard is a wonderful thing."
In which case, a stammerer might be referred to a psychotherapist or counsellor to see if there's something deep that can be exposed, exorcised or healed.
It's already received a thumbs-up from 29-year-old stammerer Jonathon Bell, of Harborne, who watched a preview last month.
"As stammerer, there would be so many things that I was afraid to do which seemed so normal to other people.
THOSE who sign up are assigned to a 'graduate' - a successful recovering stammerer who can provide practical advice and emotional support.
SINGER and Dancing On Ice star Gareth Gates has told fellow stammerer Mushy - from the hit TV show Educating Yorkshire - that their high profile is helping a lot of people with speaking disorders.
Come on, if they can make an Oscar contender out of stammerer, they can surely concoct one out of a whistler?