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Meaning of stutter

stut•ter

Pronunciation: (stut'ur), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
  1. to speak in such a way that the rhythm is interrupted by repetitions, blocks or spasms, or prolongations of sounds or syllables, sometimes accompanied by contortions of the face and body.
—n.
  1. distorted speech characterized principally by blocks or spasms interrupting the rhythm.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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