stutter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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 ​examplepausing 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.
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stutter verb [I] (NOT SMOOTH)

to ​work or ​happen in a way that is not ​smooth or ​regular: Suddenly the ​engine stuttered and then it ​stoppedcompletely.
stutter
noun [C] uk   us  
Toni's ​developed a ​slight stutter over the last few ​months.
stutterer
noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
stuttering
adjective uk   /-ɪŋ/  us   /ˈstʌt̬.ɚ-/
Stuttering (= sometimes good and sometimes ​bad)productivityfigures over the last two ​years have made the ​industryunattractive to ​investors.
stutteringly
adverb uk   us   /-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.
stutter
noun [C]  us   /ˈstʌt̬·ər/
I ​type up ​tapes of ​peopletalking, all the stutters and everything.
(Definition of stutter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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