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English definition of “stutter”


verb [I/T]    /ˈstʌt̬·ər/
to speak or say part of a word with difficulty, esp. by repeating it several times or by pausing before it: [I] He doesn’t normally stutter when he speaks. stutter    /ˈstʌt̬·ər/ noun [C] I type up tapes of people talking, all the stutters and everything.
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