Stammer definition

stămər
Act, instance, or habit of stammering.
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To speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
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To keep repeating a particular sound involuntarily during speech.
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The involuntary repetition of a sound in speech.
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To speak or say with involuntary pauses or blocks, often with rapid repetitions of syllables or initial sounds, as temporarily from excitement, embarrassment, etc. or chronically.
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The definition of stammer is to stutter or to speak with involuntary pauses and often where the first sound of each word is repeated.

When you are feeling really shy and intimidated and you can't get words out and so you say "I th... th... th... think," this is an example of a time when you stammer.

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To speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
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To utter with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
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A way of speaking characterized by involuntary pauses or repetitions.
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A way of speaking characterized by involuntary pauses or repetitions.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
stammer
Plural:
stammers

Origin of stammer

  • Middle English stameren from Old English stamerian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English stamerian. Cf. German stammeln.

    From Wiktionary