staccato speech


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Related to staccato speech: Dysdiadochokinesia, scanning speech

stac·ca·to speech

an abrupt utterance, each syllable being enunciated separately; noted especially in multiple sclerosis.
Synonym(s): syllabic speech

staccato speech

Neurology Clipped, abrupt speech which may occur in multiple sclerosis

stac·ca·to speech

(stă-kah'tō spēch)
An abrupt utterance, each syllable being enunciated separately; noted especially in multiple sclerosis.
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The press and media has bombarded us with the expenses scandal and it is so easy to tar all our politicians with the same brush, especially as for many years, we have had to endure the 'matinee idol' image that Tony Blair presents - the pearly white toothed, ear to ear false smile, the I'm one of the boys' persona; strutting down the street in rolled up shirt sleeves licking an ice-cream cone; the over gesticulating hands, ad the clipped staccato speech, rather like a 'yapping terrier'.
They came with the staccato speech and rhythm of the Spirit, and as it entered our bloodstream, they no longer drummed or danced or sang or spoke for themselves.
The Daleks are described in the Oxford English Dictionary as "a type of robot", while Collins Dictionary refers to them as "fictional robot-like creations that are aggressive, mobile and produce rasping staccato speech."