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]

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Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To keep repeating a particular sound involuntarily.

Translations

to stutter

Synonyms

Noun

  1. The involuntary repetition of a sound in speech.

Translations

involuntary repetition

Extensive Definition

Stammer may refer to stuttering or:
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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