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

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

stut′ter·er n.
stut′ter·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stutterer - 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"
e-r sem stamar
človek, ktorý sa zajakáva


[ˈstʌtərəʳ] Ntartamudo/a m/f


nStotterer m, → Stotterin f


[ˈstʌtərəʳ] nbalbuziente m/f


(ˈstatə) verb
to stammer. He stutters sometimes when he's excited; `I've s-s-seen a gh-gh-ghost,' he stuttered.
a stammer. He has a stutter.
ˈstutterer noun
a person who has a stammer.
References in classic literature ?
And this stutterer, won't he turn out a murderer?" she cried, pointing to Burdovsky, who was staring at her with stupefaction.
All hunchbacks walk with their heads held high, all stutterers harangue, all deaf people speak low.
In general, therapists employing the new techniques in treating stuttering belong to one of two traditional schools: One school believes that stutterers and nonstutterers fall into two distinct groups and that no adult stutterer can be completely cured.
A recent bulletin from the movement lets us know that Porky Pig, formerly a stutterer, should be listed as speech-impaired, whereas Mr.
Being a stutterer puts one at a distinct social and economic disadvantage.
This is the prose of (to borrow a term a critic once applied to Browning as a poet) a "semantic stutterer."
A stutterer writing a book about stuttering is like somebody who has been snakebit writing a book about cobras.
I could be a lesbian, folk-dancing, black woman stutterer....
Competing for the attention of listeners is stressful to the stutterer.
He was the son of the archbishop of Canterbury who embraced the Catholic faith, the popular priest who shrank from pastoral duties, the lackluster student who became a dynamic apologist, the chronic stutterer famous for his pulpit oratory, the ascetic celibate who flirted with the fashionable aesthete's cult, the opponent of higher criticism who admired the modernists, and the celebrity convert whose Catholicism "sat but lightly upon him" (192).
His/her abilities to communicate and his/her self-identification as a "stutterer," rather than as a "speaker" often influences the individual's attitude about speaking in general, his/her abilities to communicate, and his/her self-identification as a "stutterer" rather that as a "speaker".] It has frequently been reported that adults who stutter view the act of speaking as negative, stressful, and even threatening.
A stutterer, Sylvere finds his stuttering cured by the shock of the sight, just as it had been brought on by an earlier shock.