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Stutter   /stˈətər/   Listen

(past & past part. stuttered; pres. part. stuttering)
Speak haltingly.  Synonyms: bumble, falter, stammer.

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"Stutter" Quotes from Famous Books

... meddle with that lamp! And mind the pavement, for it's damp!" Such was the Peeler's last good-night A faint voice stutter'd out ...
— The Humourous Poetry of the English Language • James Parton

... glimpsed the plunging fall of a man's body, and felt a curious sickly feeling at the pit of his stomach. He was relieved beyond words to see the figure rise to his knees and stagger to his feet, dripping mud and filth, and swearing at the pitch of his voice. He paid no attention to the stutter of laughter round him as he retrieved his mud-encrusted rifle, and looked about him for his cap. The laughter rose as he groped in the thin mud for it, still cursing wildly; and then the sergeant noticed that the man who had lost his cap a minute before ...
— Action Front • Boyd Cable (Ernest Andrew Ewart)

... house—most—keep—first—de—leddy zimmer; so!" I don't fully understand, but I feel that my chivalry is impugned. My confederates, too, round upon me; "Of course," they whisper, "had no idea the lady was an invalid." The brutes! I stutter an apology, and "climb down;" the windows are again hermetically sealed; and, as I slink away. I hear "Viva!" "Hoch!" and clinking glasses. Then ADOLF hurries up surreptitiously, and whispers, "Tell you vat, Sare: to-morrer you shoost dine on ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 103, October 1, 1892 • Various

... despair. As she ceased, his admiring and grateful consciousness of his cousin's rare qualities changed the tide of his emotions towards her from himself, and he exclaimed with an earnestness that almost wholly subdued his stutter, ...
— What Will He Do With It, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Words linked to "Stutter" :   mouth, speech defect, falter, verbalise, defect of speech, speech disorder, verbalize, talk, utter, stammer, speak

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