Meaning of “stutter” in the English Dictionary

"stutter" in British English

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stutterverb [ I ]

uk /ˈstʌt.ər/ us /ˈstʌt̬.ɚ/

stutter verb [ I ] (SPEAK)

to speak or say something, especially the first part of a word, with difficulty, for example pausing before it or repeating it several times:

She stutters a little, so be patient and let her finish what she's saying.
[ + speech ] "C-c-can we g-go now?" stuttered Jenkins.
noun [ C ] uk us

Toni's developed a slight stutter over the last few months.
noun [ C ] uk /ˈstʌt.ər.ər/ us /ˈstʌt̬.ɚ.ɚ/
adjective uk /ˈstʌt.ər.ɪŋ/ us /ˈstʌt̬.ɚ.ɪŋ/

Stuttering (= sometimes good and sometimes bad) productivity figures over the last two years have made the industry unattractive to investors.
adverb uk /ˈstʌt.ər.ɪŋ.li/ us /ˈstʌt̬.ɚ.ɪŋ.li/

(Definition of “stutter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stutter" in American English

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stutterverb [ I/T ]

us /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.
noun [ C ] us /ˈstʌt̬·ər/

I type up tapes of people talking, all the stutters and everything.

(Definition of “stutter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)