Definitions for stammerˈstæm ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stam•merˈstæm ər(v.i.)

  1. to speak with involuntary breaks and pauses, or with spasmodic repetitions of syllables or sounds.

  2. (v.t.)to say with a stammer (often fol. by out).

  3. (n.)a stammering mode of utterance.

  4. a stammered utterance.

Origin of stammer:

bef. 1000; OE stamerian; akin to OHG stam(al) , ON stamr, Go stamms stammering


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stammer(verb)ˈstæm ər

    to have trouble moving past a particular sound in a word when you speak

    She stammers badly.; "D-d-don't hurt us," he stammered.


  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

Translations for stammer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the speech defect of being unable to produce easily certain sounds

`You m-m-must m-m-meet m-m-my m-m-mother' is an example of a stammer; That child has a bad stammer.

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