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stammering

 [stam´er-ing]
a speech disorder characterized by involuntary pauses in speaking, often with repetition of sounds; see also stuttering.

stam·mer·ing

(stam'ĕr-ing),
1. A speech disorder characterized by hesitation and repetition of words, or by mispronunciation or transposition of certain consonants, especially l, r, and s.
2. Sounds other than speech that are similar to stammering.

stammering

/stam·mer·ing/ (stam´er-ing) a disorder of speech behavior marked by involuntary pauses in speech; sometimes used synonymously with stuttering, especially in Great Britain.

stammering

Etymology: AS, stamerian, to stutter
a speech dysfunction characterized by pauses, hesitations, and faltering utterances. The term is not commonly used in clinical practice the United States but is frequently used synonymously with stuttering in Great Britain.

stam·mer·ing

(stam'ĕr-ing)
1. A speech disorder characterized by hesitation and repetition of words, or by mispronunciation or transposition of certain consonants, especially l, r, and s.
2. Sounds other than speech that are similar to stammering.

stut·ter·ing

(stŭt'ĕr-ing)
A phonatory or articulatory disorder, characteristically beginning in childhood, with intense anxiety about the efficiency of oral communications, and characterized by dysfluency.
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