stutter
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈstʌɾɚ/
Verb

stutter (stutters, present participle stuttering; past and past participle stuttered)

  1. (ambitransitive) To speak with a spasmodic repetition of vocal sounds.
    He stuttered a few words of thanks.
  2. (intransitive) To exhaust a gas with difficulty
    The engine of the old car stuttered going up the slope. I was stuttering after the marathon.
Synonyms
  • (speak with spasmodic repetition) stammer
Noun

stutter (plural stutters)

  1. A speech disorder characterised by stuttering.
    Synonyms: stammer
  2. (obsolete) One who stutters.
    Synonyms: stutterer, stammerer
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, London: William Lee, IV. Century, p. 103,
      And many Stutters (we finde) are very Cholericke Men; Choler Enducing a Drinesse in the Tongue.
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