Definition of Stutter

1. Noun. A speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds.

Exact synonyms: Stammer
Generic synonyms: Defect Of Speech, Speech Defect, Speech Disorder
Derivative terms: Stammer



2. Verb. Speak haltingly. "Sam and Sue stutter"; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
Exact synonyms: Bumble, Falter, Stammer
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Falter, Stammer, Stammerer, Stutterer

Definition of Stutter

1. v. t. & i. To hesitate or stumble in uttering words; to speak with spasmodic repetition or pauses; to stammer.

2. n. The act of stuttering; a stammer. See Stammer, and Stuttering.

Definition of Stutter

1. Verb. (intransitive) To speak with a spasmodic repetition of vocal sounds. ¹

2. Noun. A speech disorder characterised by stuttering. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) One who stutters; a stammerer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stutter

1. to speak with spasmodic repetition [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stutter

sturm and drang
sturmanite
sturmer
sturmers
sturnine
sturnoid
sturnuses
sturt
sturted
sturting
sturtite
sturts
stush
stushie
stushies
stutter (current term)
stutter gun
stuttered
stutterer
stutterers
stuttering
stuttering(a)
stutteringly
stutterings
stutters
stuttery
sty
stycas
stycerin

Literary usage of Stutter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the by Charles John Smith (1871)
"See CONSTANCY. STAGGER. See REEL. STAIN. See COLOUR. STAMMER. stutter. He is said to STAMMER (Low ... He only is said to stutter who suffers from the last. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"... to chatter, stutter, tattle, and this also seems the primitive sense of Fr. dad.ee, childish toying, speech, or dalliance.—Cot. Dada in German nurseries ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"... dodem, to chatter, stutter, tattle, and this also seems the primitive sense of Fr. ... stutter ..."

4. The anatomy of melancholy, by Democritus iunior by Robert Burton (1840)
"7. and a little head, out of Aristotle : high sanguine red colour shews head-melancholy : they that stutter and are bald, will be soonest melancholy, ..."

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