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English noun: stammer

1. stammer (state) a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds


Broader (hypernym)defect of speech, speech defect, speech disorder

English verb: stammer

1. stammer (communication) speak haltingly

SamplesThe speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room.

ExamplesSam and Sue stammer

Synonymsbumble, falter, stutter

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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