Definition of "stutter" [stut•ter]

  • To speak or utter with a spasmodic repetition or prolongation of sounds. (verb-transitive)
  • The act or habit of stuttering. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stutter" in a sentence
  • "The value, I may explain, of the stutter is that it is like hurling the javelin."
  • "His stutter is his only weakness and with Max to talk for him he's overcome that."
  • "Althouse: FWIW, I read that sentence as you meant it because I'm used to your writing, familiar with your views and know what you're referring to, but I did "stutter" for a second to make that adjustment ... in pretty much the exact way I do when I'm editing for pay something which I then "flag" for the following author query: "Are you confident everyone will read this as you intend it be understood?""