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stammer Explained

stammer at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


stammer at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. stamerian, from W.Gmc. *stamrojan, from base *stam-, *stum- "check, impede." ///

stammer at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [I and T] [Language: Old English; Origin: stamerian]// to speak with a lot of pauses and repeated sounds, either because you have a speech problem, or because you are nervous, excited etc// stutter// --Whenever he was angry he would begin to stammer slightly.// --Ben stammered out an apology.// -- stammerer n [C] //
stammer 2 n [C usually singular] a speech problem which makes someone speak with a lot of pauses and repeated sounds// stutter// --Jeff spoke with a slight stammer.//

stammer at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

42 Moby Thesaurus words for "stammer":
balbuties, be guilty, blush, change color, color, color up,
crimson, dysphemia, falter, faltering, flush, gibber, halt, hammer,
haw, hem, hem and haw, hesitate, hesitation, hum, hum and haw,
jabber, look guilty, lurch, mammer, mantle, palilalia, pause,
redden, splutter, sputter, squirm with self-consciousness, stagger,
stammering, stumble, stutter, stuttering, topple, totter, traulism,
turn red, wobble

stammer at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Stammering): inarticulateness, stammering, stuttering, mumbling, hesitation, speech impediment, lisp, drawl, twang, falsetto.

[V] (Stammering): stammer, stutter, falter, mumble, mutter, lisp, jabber, drawl, mispronounce.

[ADJ] (Stammering): stammering, stuttering, inarticulate, guttural, nasal, tremulous, affected.

stammer at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb to speak with difficulty, repeating sounds or words and often stopping, before saying things correctly
[V] Many children stammer but grow out of it. * [V speech] 'W-w-what?' he stammered. * [VN] She was barely able to stammer out a description of her attacker.
stammerer noun
noun [sing.] a problem that sb has in speaking in which they repeat sounds or words or often pause before saying things correctly:
She spoke with a stammer. * As a child, he had a dreadful stammer.

Stammer at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stammer \Stam"mer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stammered}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Stammering}.] [OE. stameren, fr. AS. stamur, stamer,
stammering; akin to D. & LG. stameren to stammer, G.
stammeln, OHG. stammal?n, stamm?n, Dan. stamme, Sw. stamma,
Icel. stama, stamma, OHG. & Dan. stam stammering, Icel.
stamr, Goth. stamms, and to G. stemmen to bear against, stumm
dumb, D. stom. Cf. {Stem} to resist, {Stumble}.]
To make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words; to
hesitate or falter in speaking; to speak with stops and
diffivulty; to stutter.

I would thou couldst stammer, that thou mightest pour
this conclead man out of thy mouth, as wine comes out
of a narrow-mouthed bottle, either too much at once, or
none at all. --Shak.

Stammer \Stam"mer\, v. t.
To utter or pronounce with hesitation or imperfectly; --
sometimes with out.

Stammer \Stam"mer\, n.
Defective utterance, or involuntary interruption of
utterance; a stutter.

stammer at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary
repetitions of certain sounds [syn: {stutter}]
v : speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his
opponent enter the room" [syn: {bumble}, {stutter}, {falter}]

stammer at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » stämmer



From Inter: etyl » ang|en Inter: term » stamerian|lang=ang. Cf. German stammeln.


* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈstæmɚ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"st{m@`/
  • Inter: rhymes » æmə(r)


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • To keep repeating a particular sound involuntarily.


    Inter: trans-top » to stutter
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|belbëzoj
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|заеквам|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|titubar, Inter: t+ » ca|titubejar
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|口吃|tr=kǒuchī|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|結巴|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|结巴|tr=jiēbā|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|磕巴|tr=kēbā|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|漏口|tr=lòukǒu|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|koktat
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|stotteren
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|änkyttää, Inter: t- » fi|takellella
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|balbutier, Inter: t+ » fr|bégayer
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|stammeln, Inter: t+ » de|stottern
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|τραυλίζω|tr=travlízo|sc=Grek

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|גמגם|tr=gimgém
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|balbettare
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|吃る|tr=どもる, domoru
  • Neapolitan: Inter: tø » nap|cacaglià
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|jąkać się
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|gaguejar
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|заикаться|tr=zaikát’sja, Inter: t- » ru|запинаться|tr=zapinát’sja
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|koktať
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|jecljati
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|tartamudear
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stamma
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|kekelemek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * stutter


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • The involuntary repetition of a sound in speech.


    Inter: trans-top » involuntary repetition of sounds in speech
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|belbëzim
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|口吃|tr=kǒuchī|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|änkytys, Inter: t- » fi|takeltelu
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bégaiement|m
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Stottern|n
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|גמגום|tr=gimgum
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|balbettio
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|吃り|tr=どもり, domori

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|더듬기|tr=deodeumgi|sc=Hang
  • Panjabi: Inter: t+ » pa|ਥਥਲਾਉਣਾ
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|jąkać się
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|заикание|n|tr=zaikánije
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|jecljanje|n
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|tartamudeo|m
  • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|నత్తి|tr=natti
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|kekeleme

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Talking -



    Inter: head » da|noun form|g=c
  • Inter: form of » plural indefinite|stamme|lang=da


    Inter: head » da|verb form

  • Inter: form of » present|stamme|lang=da

  • Norwegian

    Etymology 1


    Inter: head » no|noun form|head=stammer
  • Inter: plural indefinite of » stamme|lang=no

    Etymology 2


    Inter: head » no|verb form

  • Inter: form of » present tense|stamme|lang=no

  • Translation: de » stammer
    Translation: et » stammer
    Translation: el » stammer
    Translation: fa » stammer
    Translation: fr » stammer
    Translation: ko » stammer
    Translation: io » stammer
    Translation: kn » stammer
    Translation: lt » stammer
    Translation: hu » stammer
    Translation: mg » stammer
    Translation: ml » stammer
    Translation: my » stammer
    Translation: ja » stammer
    Translation: no » stammer
    Translation: pl » stammer
    Translation: ru » stammer
    Translation: fi » stammer
    Translation: ta » stammer
    Translation: te » stammer
    Translation: tr » stammer
    Translation: vi » stammer
    Translation: zh » stammer

    stämmer at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: head » sv|verb form
  • Inter: sv-verb-form-pre » stämma

  • Translation: fr » stämmer
    Translation: sv » stämmer