Stammer

Definition of Stammer

Stam´mer   Pronunciation: stăm´mẽr
v. i.1.To make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words; to hesitate or falter in speaking; to speak with stops and difficulty; to stutter.
[imp. & p. p. Stammered (-mẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Stammering.]
I would thou couldst stammer, that thou mightest pour this concealed man out of thy mouth, as wine comes out of a narrow-mouthed bottle, either too much at once, or none at all.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To utter or pronounce with hesitation or imperfectly; - sometimes with out.
n.1.Defective utterance, or involuntary interruption of utterance; a stutter.

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