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stammering

Pronunciation: stam'er-ing

Definition:

  1. A speech disorder characterized by hesitation and repetition of words, or by mispronunciation or transposition of certain consonants, especially l, r, and s.
  2. Sounds other than speech that are similar to stammering.

See: stuttering

Synonym(s): paralalia literalis, psellism

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