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Definition of Stammering

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stuttering, speech impairment that involves frequent pauses and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
that stutters, that speaks with frequent pauses and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
stutter, falter or pause frequently while speaking
Stammering Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Stammering Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Stammer
A disturbance in the formation of sounds. It is due essentially to long-continued spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm, by which expiration is preented, and hence it may be considered as a spasmodic inspiration.
Apt to stammer; hesitating in speech; stuttering.
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Difyngiad = a. void of stammering
WordNet 2.0

1. unable to speak freely and easily
(synonym) stammering(a), stuttering(a)
(similar) inarticulate, unarticulate

1. a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
(synonym) stutter
(hypernym) speech disorder, speech defect, defect of speech
(derivation) bumble, stutter, falter

1. speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
(synonym) bumble, stutter, falter
(hypernym) talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
(derivation) stammerer, stutterer
Stammering Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Stuttering (; alalia syllabaris), also known as stammering (; alalia literalis or anarthria literalis), is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases as well as involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the person who stutters is unable to produce sounds. The term stuttering is most commonly associated with involuntary sound repetition, but it also encompasses the abnormal hesitation or pausing before speech, referred to by people who stutter as blocks, and the prolongation of certain sounds, usually vowels or semivowels. For many people who stutter, repetition is the primary problem. Blocks and prolongations are learned mechanisms to mask repetition, as the fear of repetitive speaking in public is often the main cause of psychological unease. The term "stuttering" covers a wide range of severity, encompassing barely perceptible impediments that are largely cosmetic to severe symptoms that effectively prevent oral communication. Four times as many men as women stutter, encompassing 70 million people worldwide.

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