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Meaning of STAMMER

Pronunciation:  'stamur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
  2. [v]  speak haltingly

STAMMER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bumble, falter, stutter, stutter
 See Also: mouth, speak, speech defect, speech disorder, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stam"mer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stammered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Stammering}.] [OE. stameren, fr. AS. stamur, stamer,
    stammering; akin to D. & LG. stameren to stammer, G.
    stammeln, OHG. stammal?n, stamm?n, Dan. stamme, Sw. stamma,
    Icel. stama, stamma, OHG. & Dan. stam stammering, Icel.
    stamr, Goth. stamms, and to G. stemmen to bear against, stumm
    dumb, D. stom. Cf. {Stem} to resist, {Stumble}.]
    To make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words; to
    hesitate or falter in speaking; to speak with stops and
    diffivulty; to stutter.
          I would thou couldst stammer, that thou mightest pour
          this conclead man out of thy mouth, as wine comes out
          of a narrow-mouthed bottle, either too much at once, or
          none at all.                             --Shak.
  2. \Stam"mer\, v. t.
    To utter or pronounce with hesitation or imperfectly; --
    sometimes with out.
  3. \Stam"mer\, n.
    Defective utterance, or involuntary interruption of
    utterance; a stutter.