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
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stammering

[ˈstæmərɪŋ] nbégaiement m
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stammering

n (act) → Stottern nt, → Stammeln nt; (= stammered speech)Gestotter(e) nt, → Gestammel(e) nt
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References in classic literature ?
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."--"No, madam," answered Sophia, "our business was at an end.
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out.
"Stammering is not just the physical struggle that you see but the psychological impact as well.
A STUDENT at Loughborough University has revealed how he has coped with having a stammer in the week when the world celebrated 'International Stammering Awareness Day'.
Today is International Stammering Awareness Day and Fraser Kerr is one of six Scots who have opened their hearts about the cruelty they have faced because of their speech disability.
Ed joined the show to speak about his stammer, which wasn't diagnosed until he was in his 40s, to mark International Stammering Awareness Day.
class="MsoNormalAmong the challenges the 23-year-old has faced is a stammering condition.
It made me feel good to see that stammering is receiving so much attention in Wales, especially in Cardiff which was the home to one of my grandparents.