stammer Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “stammer” in the English Dictionary

"stammer" in British English

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stammerverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈstæm.ər/  us   //
to ​speak or say something with ​unusualpauses or ​repeatedsounds, either because of ​speechproblems or because of ​fear and anxiety: [+ speech] "Wh-when can we g-go?" she stammered. He ​dialled999 and stammered (out) his ​name and ​address.
noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
Robert has a ​bit of a stammer.
adverb uk   us   /-ɪŋ.li/
(Definition of stammer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stammerverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈstæm·ər/
to ​speak or say something with ​unusualpauses or ​repeatedsounds; stutter : [I] He stammers when he is ​nervous.
noun [U]  us   /ˈstæm·ər/
Robert has a ​slight stammer which was much ​worse when he was ​younger.
(Definition of stammer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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