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stutter

stut·ter

stutter

 
 
pronunciation:
stuh tr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stuttered, stuttering, stutters
definition 1: to speak with involuntary blocking or repetition of sounds, as if unable to complete or begin certain words.
synonyms:
stammer
similar words:
falter, stumble
definition 2: to operate or move with a rapid, jarring repetition of motion, as a defective machine or the faulty brakes of an automobile.
similar words:
falter, knock, sputter
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to pronounce or say with a stutter.
synonyms:
stammer
similar words:
sputter
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a speech impairment that causes one to stutter.
synonyms:
stammer
similar words:
impediment
definition 2: an act or instance of stuttering.
synonyms:
stammer
similar words:
falter
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derivations: stutteringly (adv.), stutterer (n.)