stuttering

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stuttering (plural stutterings)

  1. A speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases, and by involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds.
  2. An instance of stuttering.

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stuttering

  1. Present participle of stutter.

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stuttering (comparative more stuttering, superlative most stuttering)

  1. That stutters.
  2. (figuratively) Hesitant.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, BBC:
      Relieved Chelsea halted their worst run of form since 1999 as a stuttering victory over Bolton gave the champions a first league win in seven matches

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