stutter

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stutter \Stut"ter\, noun

1. The act of stuttering; a stammer. See {Stammer}, and {Stuttering}.

2. One who stutters; a stammerer. [Obs.] --Bacon.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stutter \Stut"ter\, verb (used with an object) & i. [imp. & p. p. {Stuttered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stuttering}.] [Freq. of stut, OE. stoten; probably of Dutch or Low German origin; cf. D. & LG. stotteren, G. stottern, D. stooten to push, to strike; akin to G. stossen, Icel. stauta, Sw. st["o]ta, Dan. st["o]de, Goth. stautan, L. tundere, Skr. tud to thrust. Cf. {Contuse}, {Obtuse}.] To hesitate or stumble in uttering words; to speak with spasmodic repetition or pauses; to stammer.

Trembling, stuttering, calling for his confessor. --Macaulay.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

stutter

noun

1: a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds [syn: {stammer}, {stutter}]

verb

1: speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room" [syn: {bumble}, {stutter}, {stammer}, {falter}]

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