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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.

stammer

(ˈstæmə)
vb
(Medicine) to speak or say (something) in a hesitant way, esp as a result of a speech disorder or through fear, stress, etc
n
(Pathology) a speech disorder characterized by involuntary repetitions and hesitations
[Old English stamerian; related to Old Saxon stamarōn, Old High German stamm]
ˈstammerer n
ˈstammering n, adj
ˈstammeringly adv

stam•mer

(ˈstæm ər)

v.i.
1. to speak with involuntary breaks and pauses, or with spasmodic repetitions of syllables or sounds.
v.t.
2. to say with a stammer (often fol. by out).
n.
3. a stammering mode of utterance.
4. a stammered utterance.
[before 1000; Old English stamerian; akin to Old High German stam(al), Old Norse stamr, Gothic stamms stammering]
stam′mer•er, n.

stammer


Past participle: stammered
Gerund: stammering

Imperative
stammer
stammer
Present
I stammer
you stammer
he/she/it stammers
we stammer
you stammer
they stammer
Preterite
I stammered
you stammered
he/she/it stammered
we stammered
you stammered
they stammered
Present Continuous
I am stammering
you are stammering
he/she/it is stammering
we are stammering
you are stammering
they are stammering
Present Perfect
I have stammered
you have stammered
he/she/it has stammered
we have stammered
you have stammered
they have stammered
Past Continuous
I was stammering
you were stammering
he/she/it was stammering
we were stammering
you were stammering
they were stammering
Past Perfect
I had stammered
you had stammered
he/she/it had stammered
we had stammered
you had stammered
they had stammered
Future
I will stammer
you will stammer
he/she/it will stammer
we will stammer
you will stammer
they will stammer
Future Perfect
I will have stammered
you will have stammered
he/she/it will have stammered
we will have stammered
you will have stammered
they will have stammered
Future Continuous
I will be stammering
you will be stammering
he/she/it will be stammering
we will be stammering
you will be stammering
they will be stammering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stammering
you have been stammering
he/she/it has been stammering
we have been stammering
you have been stammering
they have been stammering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stammering
you will have been stammering
he/she/it will have been stammering
we will have been stammering
you will have been stammering
they will have been stammering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stammering
you had been stammering
he/she/it had been stammering
we had been stammering
you had been stammering
they had been stammering
Conditional
I would stammer
you would stammer
he/she/it would stammer
we would stammer
you would stammer
they would stammer
Past Conditional
I would have stammered
you would have stammered
he/she/it would have stammered
we would have stammered
you would have stammered
they would have stammered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stammer - a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
defect of speech, speech defect, speech disorder - a disorder of oral speech
Verb1.stammer - 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"

stammer

verb
1. stutter, falter, splutter, pause, hesitate, hem and haw, stumble over your words She stammered her way through an introduction.
noun
1. speech impediment, stutter, speech defect A speech-therapist cured his stammer.

stammer

verb
To introduce involuntary repetitions and pauses into one's speech:
noun
A speech impediment marked by involuntary repetitions and pauses:
Translations
تَمْتَمَه، تَلَعْثُميَتَلْعَثَمُيُتَمْتِم، يَتَلَعْثَم
koktatkoktavost
stammestammen
änkyttääänkytys
גמגוםלגמגם
mucati
eldadog
stamstama
どもる
말을 더듬다
mikčiojimasmikčiotimiknius
stostīšanāsstostīties
koktanie
jecljati
stamning
พูดติดอ่าง
kekelemekkekemelikkekeleme
nói lắp

stammer

[ˈstæməʳ]
A. Ntartamudeo m
he has a bad stammertartamudea terriblemente
B. VItartamudear
C. VT (also to stammer out) → decir tartamudeando

stammer

[ˈstæmər]
nbégaiement m
to have a stammer → bégayer
He's got a stammer → Il bégaie.
vibégayer
vtbredouiller

stammer

nStottern nt; to speak with a stammerstottern; he has a bad stammerer stottert stark
vt (also stammer out)stammeln
vistottern; to start stammeringins Stottern geraten

stammer

[ˈstæməʳ]
1. nbalbuzie f
2. vi & vtbalbettare

stammer

(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.
verb
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.

stammer

يَتَلْعَثَمُ koktat stamme stottern τραυλίζω tartamudear änkyttää bégayer mucati balbettare どもる 말을 더듬다 stotteren stotre jąkać się gaguejar заикаться stamning พูดติดอ่าง kekelemek nói lắp 口吃

stam·mer

n. tartamudeo, balbuceo;
v. tartamudear, balbucear.

stammer

vi tartamudear
References in classic literature ?
And then they ask him why he blushes, and why he stammers, and why he always speaks in an almost inaudible tone, as if they thought he did it on purpose.
The girl of twelve is self-contained and as cool as the proverbial cucumber, while her brother of twenty stammers and stutters by her side.
Let thy virtue be too high for the familiarity of names, and if thou must speak of it, be not ashamed to stammer about it.
He began to stammer, and would, in all probability, have raised her suspicions by the answer he was going to give, when, at once, the door opened, and in came Lady Bellaston.
The two other men who had escaped so far with me were a man named Helmar, a passenger like myself, and a seaman whose name I don't know,-- a short sturdy man, with a stammer.
My heart was beating so fast, and there was such a singing in my ears, that I could scarcely stammer I had no objection.
It is also a good way of educating the general public about stammers and give them an understanding of what sufferers go through.
Reckless Adam Stammers, 23, of Drakes Broughton, Worcestershire, received just eight penalty points and a pounds 200 fine after admitting a charge of driving without due care and attention.
The main aim of the course is to speak eloquently, not fluently, allowing stammers to say what they want, when they want.
Despite her undoubted talent as a player, Kay Stammers had sounded the trumpet for the sports celebrities of today, having a screen test at Hollywood and dating the young John F Kennedy, then the aspiring son of Joseph Kennedy, the US Ambassador in Britain.
That's why they say people with stammers have a fantastic vocabulary.
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