Definition of "stammer" [stam•mer]

  • (verb-intransitive) To speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
  • (verb-transitive) To utter with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
  • (noun) A way of speaking characterized by involuntary pauses or repetitions.

Use "stammer" in a sentence

  • "Without even the pretext of a synoptic bridge, he concludes: The stammer was a way of telling the world that he was not like others, a way of expressing his singularity."
  • "The stammer was a surprise, and the sudden nervous flickering of long brown lashes that briefly veiled the lively eyes was the first sign of unease Cadfael had detected in him."
  • "Probably the stammer is the effort of the young ones to sing."

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