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stammer

Pronunciation: stam'er

Definition:

  1. To hesitate in speech, halt, repeat, and mispronounce, by reason of embarrassment, agitation, unfamiliarity with the topic, or as yet unidentified physiologic causes.
  2. To mispronounce or transpose certain consonants in speech.

[A.S. stamur]

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