verb (used with or without object)
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.
distorted speech characterized principally by blocks or spasms interrupting the rhythm.
to speak (a word, phrase, etc) with recurring repetition of consonants, esp initial ones
to make (an abrupt sound) repeatedly: the gun stuttered
the act or habit of stuttering
a stuttering sound

stutter stut·ter (stŭt’ər)
A phonatory or articulatory disorder characterized by difficult enunciation of words with frequent halting and repetition of the initial consonant or syllable. v. stut·tered, stut·ter·ing, stut·ters
To utter with spasmodic repetition or prolongation of sounds.
A speech disorder characterized by spasmodic repetition of the initial consonant or syllable of words and frequent pauses or prolongation of sounds.


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