disfluency

disfluency

[dis-floo-uhn-see]
noun, plural disfluencies for 2.
1.
Pathology. impairment of the ability to produce smooth, fluent speech.
2.
an interruption in the smooth flow of speech, as by a pause or the repetition of a word or syllable.
Also, dysfluency.


Origin:
1975–80; dis-1 + fluency

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disfluency

noun
lack of skillfulness in speaking or writing [ant: fluency
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