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To speak dysfluently; to enunciate certain words with difficulty and with frequent halting and repetition of the initial consonant of a word or syllable.
[frequentative of stut, from Goth. stautan, to strike]


intr. & tr.v. stut·tered, stut·tering, stut·ters
To speak or utter with a spasmodic repetition or prolongation of sounds.
The act or habit of stuttering.

stut′ter·er n.
stut′ter·ing·ly adv.
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In a 1945 PMLA article entitled "Browning: Semantic Stutterer," Stewart W.
In speech there's no correlation between subjective experience of the stutterer and his real stutter," explained Shapira.
A lack of this effect in the whole group of stutterers would be support for the notion of stuttering as a general and central deficit related to lexical and sublexical processing.
Jobs, sex, love and lifestyle: When non-stutterers assume the roles of stutterers.
Participants were three stutterers who applied to the Psychological Counseling Center at Nigde University Faculty of Education.
That the upright old man Akim in The Power of Darkness is a stutterer is crucial to Tolstoy.
The stutterer is keenly aware of the difficult world between the written and the spoken word; between the word on paper and speech itself.
She explains that positive labels can be just as troublesome as the negative and attributes her own battle with stuttering to a well meaning teacher who labeled her as a stutterer and tried to "cure" it.
For example, Perkins (1979), in reference to lapses by clients who appeared to have mastered behavioral control of their stuttering, stated that, "these lapses seem to have more to do with the person's sense of identity as a stutterer, and his misgivings about relinquishing that identity, than with inability to maintain the skills of normal sounding speech" (p.
Beyond the usual British male and female voices, Parker includes Hungarian and Italian accents, a stutterer, and Count Ugo's evil lisp.
The muthonome was a mechanical spring device giving off beats offering a rhythm to which a stutterer could speak.
Using simplified regulated breathing with an adolescent stutterer.