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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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I would say there's a much higher incidence of stutterers in auctioneering than in the mainstream population.
As a stutterer, you find yourself avoiding situations like using the telephone, going into shops, and avoiding words and sounds that were more difficult than others.
By the end of the 19th century, numerous schools to treat stutterers emerged using speaking techniques based on rhythm.
Evaluation of regulated-breathing method with and without parental assistance in the treatment of child stutterers.
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you leave them unscripted, anxious stutterers in their actions as in their words" (p.
Harmon's next collection, One Long Poem (1982), contains what appear to be companion poems, entitled "Redounding" and "Thunder Stuns Stutterers Mum Among Jumbo Doombooms.
Make a written report on the question of whether other stutterers at his school dated girls or not.
Because many stutterers have spent their lives avoiding speaking in social situations, they may not be knowledgeable about the syndrome (Jezer, 1997).
Phil Neville put Ferguson's stutterers in front with a left-foot drive that deflected past Niemi off one of his own defenders after Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Scholes had combined neatly.
The characters are down and outers, drifters, acid-dropping stutterers, men suffering extreme anxiety, boys with hangovers, full-blown alcoholics.
Zibelman (1982) described avoidance-reduction therapy for stuttering, emphasizing the intrapsychic and interpersonal conflicts of stutterers.