stuttering

3 definitions found

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

Stuttering \Stut"ter*ing\, noun The act of one who stutters; -- restricted by some physiologists to defective speech due to inability to form the proper sounds, the breathing being normal, as distinguished from stammering.

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

Stuttering \Stut"ter*ing\, adjective Apt to stutter; hesitating; stammering. -- {Stut"ter*ing*ly}, adverb


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