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stut·ter

(stŭt'ĕr),
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]

stutter

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

stut′ter·er n.
stut′ter·ing·ly adv.
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Asked why she had come to Glasgow Cindy stutteringly said: 'I came right to Glasgow from Thailand because I have heard a lot about Glasgow.
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On the wall-mounted television, President Obama was being sworn in stutteringly, and in his hilltop lair just outside Lambourn McCoy settled down with his mug of tea - another man whose achievements mark him out as being of a very different stripe to all who have gone before.
Asked why she had come to Glasgow, Cindy stutteringly said: 'I came right to Glasgow from Thailand because I have heard a lot about Glasgow.