Definitions for stammerˈstæm ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stammer, stutter(verb)

    a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds

  2. bumble, stutter, stammer, falter(verb)

    speak haltingly

    "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"


  1. stammer(Noun)

    The involuntary repetition of a sound in speech.

  2. stammer(Verb)

    To keep repeating a particular sound involuntarily.

  3. Origin: From stamerian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stammer(verb)

    to make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words; to hesitate or falter in speaking; to speak with stops and diffivulty; to stutter

  2. Stammer(verb)

    to utter or pronounce with hesitation or imperfectly; -- sometimes with out

  3. Stammer(noun)

    defective utterance, or involuntary interruption of utterance; a stutter

  4. Origin: [OE. stameren, fr. AS. stamur, stamer, stammering; akin to D. & LG. stameren to stammer, G. stammeln, OHG. stammaln, stammn, 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.]

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