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Verb: stutter  stú-tu(r)
  1. Speak haltingly
    "The speaker stuttered when he saw his opponent enter the room";
    - bumble, stammer, falter
     
  2. Function or progress in an irregular way halting way
    "the engine stuttered"
     
  3. Make a repeated series of short sounds
    "guns were stuttering in the background"
Noun: stutter  stú-tu(r)
  1. A speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
    - stammer

Derived forms: stuttered, stutters, stuttering

Type of: defect of speech, mouth, speak, speech defect, speech disorder, talk, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Encyclopedia: Stutter