Meaning of disfluency

dis•flu•en•cy

Pronunciation: (dis-fl'un-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies
  1. impairment of the ability to produce smooth, fluent speech.
  2. an interruption in the smooth flow of speech, as by a pause or the repetition of a word or syllable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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