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stammer

stam·mer

stammer

 
 
pronunciation:
stae mr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stammered, stammering, stammers
definition: to speak haltingly and with unintended repetitions of sounds.
synonyms:
stutter
similar words:
falter, halt, hesitate, splutter, sputter, stumble
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to utter haltingly and with unintended repetition of sounds (often fol. by out).
synonyms:
stutter
similar words:
splutter, sputter
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a stammering manner of speech, or an instance of speaking thus.
synonyms:
stutter
definition 2: that which is stammered.
synonyms:
stutter
derivations: stammeringly (adv.), stammerer (n.)