stammering

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Speech defect
Nouns — stammering, stuttering, etc.; hesitancy, broken voice; speech impediment; lisp, drawl; mispronunciation, slip of the tongue, lapsus linguae.
Verbs — stammer, stutter, falter, sputter, splutter, stumble, halt, hesitate, pause, balbutiate, hem and haw, trip over one's tongue, be unable to put two words together; mumble, mutter, dither; lisp, speak thickly, swallow one's words, mispronounce, missay. Informal, mushmouth.
Adjectives — inarticulate, indistinct, hesitant, halting; guttural, nasal, husky, throaty, tremulous, tongue-tied.
Antonyms, see speech.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A speech impediment marked by involuntary repetitions and pauses: stammer, stutter, stuttering. See WORDS.

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  • Stammering — Stam mer*ing, a. Apt to stammer; hesitating in speech; stuttering. {Stam mer*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stammering — Stam mer*ing, n. (Physiol.) A disturbance in the formation of sounds. It is due essentially to long continued spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm, by which expiration is prevented, and hence it may be considered as a spasmodic inspiration.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stammering — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Imperfect Speech. < N PARAG:Stammering >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inarticulateness inarticulateness Sgm: N 1 stammering stammering &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 hesitation hesitation &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 impediment in one s speech… …   English dictionary for students

  • Stammering — Stammer Stam mer (st[a^]m m[ e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stammered} ( m[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stammering}.] [OE. stameren, fr. AS. stamur, stamer, stammering; akin to D. & LG. stameren to stammer, G. stammeln, OHG. stammal[=o]n, stamm[=e]n, Dan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stammering — noun the act of stammering …   Wiktionary

  • stammering — 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 s.. SYN: paralalia literalis,… …   Medical dictionary

  • stammering — Synonyms and related words: balbutient, balbuties, bashful, bashfulness, battology, confused, confusion, conscious, coy, coyness, demure, demureness, demurity, dysphemia, embarrassment, expletive, faltering, filling, halting, hesitating,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stammering — stam·mer || stæmÉ™(r) n. stutter, tendency to falter or pause frequently while speaking v. stutter, falter or pause frequently while speaking …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stammering — n. Stuttering, faltering, difficulty of utterance …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • stammering — stuttering; n. halting articulation with interruptions to the normal flow of speech and repetition of the initial consonants of words or syllables. It usually first appears in childhood and the symptoms are most severe when the stammerer is under …   The new mediacal dictionary

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