- The definition of a stutter is a sound repeated over and over again.
An example of a stutter is the word "um" being said twenty times in a row.
- Stutter is defined as to repeat the same sound over and over again, or to speak with involuntary pauses.
An example of stutter is a person saying the same sound or word five times and being unable to say the next word in the sentence.
- to make (a series of repeated sounds): stuttering machine guns
Origin of stutterfrequentative of dialect, dialectal stut, to stutter from Middle English stutten, akin to German stossen, to knock, push from Indo-European an unverified form (s)teud-: see study
intr. & tr.v.stut·tered, stut·ter·ing, stut·ters
Origin of stutterFrequentative of dialectal stut from Middle English stutten
(third-person singular simple present stutters, present participle stuttering, simple past and past participle stuttered)
- A speech disorder characterised by stuttering.