Definition of Stuttering

1. n. The act of one who stutters; -- restricted by some physiologists to defective speech due to inability to form the proper sounds, the breathing being normal, as distinguished from stammering.



2. a. Apt to stutter; hesitating; stammering.

Definition of Stuttering

1. Noun. A speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases, and by involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds. ¹

2. Noun. An instance of stuttering. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of stutter) ¹

4. Adjective. That stutters. ¹

5. Adjective. (figuratively) Hesitant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stuttering

1. stutter [v] - See also: stutter

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Literary usage of Stuttering

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1. Fundamentals of Child Study: A Discussion of Instincts and Other Factors in by Edwin Asbury Kirkpatrick (1903)
"stuttering and stammering are caused by lack of proper harmony as to amount, time, ... stuttering and stammering, therefore, call first for training in ..."

2. Fundamentals of Child Study: A Discussion of Instincts and Other Factors in by Edwin Asbury Kirkpatrick (1907)
"stuttering and stammering are caused by lack of proper harmony as to amount, time, ... stuttering and stammering, therefore, call first for training in ..."

3. Fundamentals of Child Study: A Discussion of Instincts and Other Factors in by Edwin Asbury Kirkpatrick (1907)
"stuttering and stammering are caused by lack of proper harmony as to amount, time, ... stuttering and stammering-, therefore, call first for training in ..."

4. The Journal of Foreign Medical Science and Literature edited by Samuel Emlen (1818)
"powers in no common degree; and, that in depraved and relaxed habits, it is a remedy that has no rival. W. BALFOUR, MD A Memoir en stuttering':—4/ ..."

5. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1840)
"stuttering results from a clonic or tonic Spasm of the Respiratory ... MOST of the authors who have written upon stuttering, have sought for its cause in ..."

6. Psychotherapy; Including the History of the Use of Mental Influence by James Joseph Walsh (1912)
"The difficulty of speech called stuttering has usually been considered rather ... Perhaps, even oftener, stuttering was considered one of those affections, ..."

7. King's College Lectures on Elocution: Or, The Physiology and Culture of by Charles John Plumptre (1881)
"Hindrances to Fluency of Speech—Dr. Abbotts—Stammering and stuttering— Definition of each of these Impediments — Various Causes of Stammering and ..."

8. School Hygiene by Fletcher Bascom Dresslar (1913)
"CHAPTER XVIII stuttering More Boys than Girls Stutter. — It is a serious hindrance to a boy, and possibly more to a girl, to be afflicted with the habit of ..."

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