|1.||to speak (a word, phrase, etc) with recurring repetition of consonants, esp initial ones|
|2.||to make (an abrupt sound) repeatedly: the gun stuttered|
|3.||the act or habit of stuttering|
|4.||a stuttering sound|
|[C16: related to Middle Low German stötern, Old High German stōzan to push against, Latin tundere to beat]|
stutter stut·ter (stŭt'ər)
A phonatory or articulatory disorder characterized by difficult enunciation of words with frequent halting and repetition of the initial consonant or syllable. v. stut·tered, stut·ter·ing, stut·ters
To utter with spasmodic repetition or prolongation of sounds.
|stutter (stŭt'ər) Pronunciation Key
A speech disorder characterized by spasmodic repetition of the initial consonant or syllable of words and frequent pauses or prolongation of sounds.