stutter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “stutter” in the English Dictionary

"stutter" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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.
stutter
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)
What is the pronunciation of stutter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“stutter” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunscreen

a substance that you put on your skin to prevent it from being damaged by the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More