What does stutter mean?

Definitions for stutter
ˈstʌt ərstut·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stutter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stammer, stutterverb

    a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds

  2. bumble, stutter, stammer, falterverb

    speak haltingly

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


  1. stutternoun

    A speech disorder characterised by stuttering.

  2. stutterverb

    To speak with a spasmodic repetition of vocal sounds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stutter

    to hesitate or stumble in uttering words; to speak with spasmodic repetition or pauses; to stammer

  2. Stutternoun

    the act of stuttering; a stammer. See Stammer, and Stuttering

  3. Stutternoun

    one who stutters; a stammerer

  4. Etymology: [Freq. of stut, OE. stoten; probably of Dutch or Low German origin; cf. D. & LG. stotteren, G. stottern, D. stooten to push, to strike; akin to G. stossen, Icel. stauta, Sw. stta, Dan. stde, Goth. stautan, L. tundere, Skr. tud to thrust. Cf. Contuse, Obtuse.]


  1. Stutter

    Stutter was the debut album from English band James, released in June 1986. The album was produced by Lenny Kaye, although the band had originally hoped to work with Brian Eno. After a bidding war between a number of labels, the album was released on Blanco y Negro, part of Sire. Artwork was provided by John Carroll. The album initially received positive responses in the UK and Germany where it was voted second best album of the year by writers of the influential indie magazine Spex. Allmusic called it "Thin, spiky, jagged folk music" and commented on the performances by the band: "Tim Booth is a mere bystander to his wild vocals while the rest of the band watch Gavan Whelan have an absolute fit on — what sounds like — four drum kits at once. This is shoddy, shameless chaos. Nothing more than a terribly produced mess of tragic rock-star baiting and deliberate discordance. An amazing debut." The Guardian listed Stutter as one of the "1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die", praising the record thus: "Before Madchester, and before the Horlicks rock of "Sit Down" became ubiquitous, James were an invigorating prospect: a folk-pop band apparently engaged in a bout of pro-wrestling with their instruments. Their debut album clangs like a grand piano tumbling downstairs - leaving singalong melodies in its wake."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stutter

    stut′ėr, v.i. to hesitate in speaking: to stammer.—n. the act of stuttering: a hesitation in speaking.—n. Stutt′erer, one who stutters.—adj. Stutt′ering, hesitating in speaking: stammering.—adv. Stutt′eringly. [A freq. of obs. stut, to stutter, M. E. stoten—Ice. stauta; cog. with Ger. stossen.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stutter in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stutter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of stutter in a Sentence

  1. Joe Biden:

    The idea that I'd be intimidated by Donald Trump, joe Biden's Joe Biden that I knew my whole life. Joe Biden's Joe Biden that I've always stood up to. Joe Biden's the bully that used to make fun when I was a kid that I stutter, and I'd smack Joe Biden in the mouth.

  2. Bille Lourd:

    It was brutal. It was really, really brutal, and I still hesitate and stutter because it’s really hard for me.

  3. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stutter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once.

  4. Owen Harrington:

    My wife and I have always tried to find various people my son can relate to that stutter, and I'd read that Former Vice President Joe Biden stuttered and he was really respectful and kind to others in the same situation, such as children.

  5. Jeffrey Halley:

    What are disturbing oil markets the most... is the Delta-variant Covid-19 strain which has vast swathes of the planet in its grip, that is increasing fears that the global recovery will stutter and become very uneven, thus reducing oil consumption even as OPEC + continues to increase production.

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