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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]
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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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Temporal processing and long-latency auditory evoked potential in stutterers. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol.
Teachers' perceptions of stutterers. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 23, 78-81.
And yet, one peculiar reaction to it united admirers and dissenters alike: that Browning was, in some special way, a chronic stutterer. Wildly divergent periods and temperaments espouse the same view so consistently that it becomes almost uncanny: that Browning "stammered" or "stuttered" was apparently as plain to his detractors as it was to his hagiographers, to licensed critics and rival poets, to contemporaries and successors.
In speech there's no correlation between subjective experience of the stutterer and his real stutter," explained Shapira."So, a stutterer can work for one to three months and still won't know if he progressed.
RTs for correct responses and error rates were analyzed according to the three factor design previously mentioned: Group (between-participants but within-items: stutterers vs non-stutterers), Word Frequency (WF: high vs low) and First Syllable Frequency (SF: high vs low), the last two being within-participants but between-items factors.
Stutterers are given devices that can help them speak more softly and slowly, using articulation and focusing on the syllables.
Jobs, sex, love and lifestyle: When non-stutterers assume the roles of stutterers. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedia, 61, 18-23.
Being prepared for an interview, which is perhaps the single most difficult speaking situation in which a stutterer will find himself, according to the Stuttering Foundation of America, is the best way to minimize stress and potential increases in stammering.
He says although he's yet to find out how his book will be received by others in the field and stutterers alike, the best praise came from Sarah.
British-American screenwriter Seidler, 73, dedicated his win to "all the stutterers throughout the world".
London-born Seidler dedicated his win to "all the stutterers throughout the world''".
When it comes to working with stutterers, she said, "We always work on speech techniques, the way they did in the movie, but my main focus is to teach children that no matter how bumpy or halting their speech might be, they have a right to talk and to be heard."