stammering


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stam·mer

 (stăm′ər)
v. stam·mered, stam·mer·ing, stam·mers
v.intr.
To speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
v.tr.
To utter with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
n.
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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stammering

noun
A speech impediment marked by involuntary repetitions and pauses:
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stammering

[ˈstæmərɪŋ]
A. ADJtartamudo
B. Ntartamudeo m

stammering

[ˈstæmərɪŋ] nbégaiement m

stammering

n (act) → Stottern nt, → Stammeln nt; (= stammered speech)Gestotter(e) nt, → Gestammel(e) nt
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These brief, stammering illuminations brought out with ghastly distinctness the monuments and headstones of the cemetery and seemed to set them dancing.
Notes of melodious laughter bubbled, in my mind's ear, through all the drawling and stammering of our speech-making members.
I could hold out no longer In one breathless moment I caught hold of both her hands--in one stammering sentence I asked her if she would be my wife.
To which that poor young lady, having her face overspread with blushes and confusion, answered, in a stammering voice, "I am sure, madam, I shall always think the honour of your ladyship's company " "I hope, at least," cries Lady Bellaston, "I interrupt no business.
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Now Gambian-born Mustapha Cham, 26, is to appear in a TV documentary about his role as a coach with the McGuire Programme, a worldwide programme which helps people who struggle with stammering.
My problem is, I start stammering during interviews.
There were certain issues that happened last time because of that stammering thing.
I shot the film with all the stammering then did the dubbing.
He said: "I went to order something but I don't remember stammering and I don't remember running back and telling my mum that the guy had laughed at me.
STAMMERING mice with a squeak impediment have been created by scientists studying the affliction that beset King George VI.