Definitions

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  • n. A speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases, and by involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds.
  • n. An instance of stuttering.
  • v. Present participle of stutter.
  • adj. That stutters.
  • adj. Hesitant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Apt to stutter; hesitating; stammering.
  • n. The act of one who stutters; -- restricted by some physiologists to defective speech due to inability to form the proper sounds, the breathing being normal, as distinguished from stammering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hesitation in speaking, in which there is a spasmodic and uncontrollable reiteration of the same syllable. See stammering.

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Examples

  • My heart pounded to the rhythm of the word stuttering through my mind.

    Misconception

  • And recently, researchers discovered what they identify as a stuttering gene, which would put to rest the idea that stuttering is a behavioral disorder.

    News & Politics

  • Remember that stuttering is episodic and situational.

    Resources for Healthcare Providers

  • If you have any concerns about your child's speech, contact a speech-language pathologist who specializes in stuttering to discuss your fears.

    Tips for Parents

  • If coverage for speech therapy for stuttering is denied, you should:

    Insurance Coverage

  • In cultures that do not demonstrate a high level of concern for early mastery of speech, stuttering is rare; for example, a number of Native American tribes have no word to describe stuttering in their language, and no stuttering among them.

    For My F-Fellow St-Stutterers

  • An evaluation for stuttering is the start of a journey, and just like any other new journey, the most difficult part is often the beginning.

    Evaluation and Therapy for Stuttering

  • Private practices can involve the entire family, an important consideration in stuttering management.

    Where to Get Speech Therapy

  • Just as important as the verbal communication with your child when you acknowledge her stuttering, is the non-verbal cues that you send.

    How to Talk to Your Child About Stuttering

  • What happens in stuttering therapy with older children and teenagers?

    Evaluation and Therapy for Stuttering

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