AskDefine | Define stammer

Dictionary Definition

stammer n : a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds [syn: stutter] v : speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room" [syn: bumble, stutter, falter]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To keep repeating a particular sound involuntarily.


to stutter



  1. The involuntary repetition of a sound in speech.


involuntary repetition

Extensive Definition

Stammer may refer to stuttering or:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

balbuties, be guilty, blush, change color, color, color up, crimson, dysphemia, falter, faltering, flush, gibber, halt, hammer, haw, hem, hem and haw, hesitate, hesitation, hum, hum and haw, jabber, look guilty, lurch, mammer, mantle, palilalia, pause, redden, splutter, sputter, squirm with self-consciousness, stagger, stammering, stumble, stutter, stuttering, topple, totter, traulism, turn red, wobble
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