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noun as in stammer

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Then he began stuttering the word “I … I … I …” as if he were making a last desperate attempt to define himself.

Others say that Emmett always whistled—it helped him to overcome his stuttering—and he meant no harm at all.

There was just the noise of the broken wiper in front of me, stuttering across the windshield.

"He's really invigorated a number of people who stutter," says Jane Fraser, the president of the Stuttering Foundation in Memphis.

Mr. Cherry directed me to sit and was very nervous, shaking and sort of stuttering—very uncharacteristic for him.

Just round the corner from him a machine gun at intervals spoke in stuttering accents.

Then, without warning, the German banked over and headed straight for Tam, his machine-gun stuttering.

They came roaring and stuttering to earth, five monstrous shapes, and passed to the hands of their mechanics.

There was a long tense half hour wait before Mannion copied out the reply that came in a stuttering nasal.

The first few stuttering reports swelled quickly to a long drum-like roll.


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On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stuttering, such as: faltering, halting, lurch, pause, splutter, and sputtering.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.