• (British) IPA: /ˈstæmə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈstæmɚ/

stammer (stammers, present participle stammering; past and past participle stammered)

  1. (intransitive) To keep repeating a particular sound involuntarily during speech.
  2. (transitive) To utter with a stammer, or with timid hesitancy.
    He blushed, and stammered a few words of apology.
    • 1927-29, M.K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, translated 1940 by Mahadev Desai, Part I, Chapter xi ↗:
      The high school had a send-off in my honour. It was an uncommon thing for a young man of Rajkot to go to England. I had written out a few words of thanks. But I could scarcely stammer them out. I remember how my head reeled and how my whole frame shook as I stood up to read them.
Synonyms Translations Noun

stammer (plural stammers)

  1. The involuntary repetition of a sound in speech.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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