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disfluency

[dis-floo-uh n-see] /dɪsˈflu ən si/
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
1975-1980
1975-80; dis-1 + fluency
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