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Definition of Stammer


  1. To make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words; to hesitate or falter in speaking; to speak with stops and diffivulty; to stutter.
  2. To utter or pronounce with hesitation or imperfectly; -- sometimes with out.
  3. Defective utterance, or involuntary interruption of utterance; a stutter.

Stammer Quotations

I've been told to speed up my delivery when I perform. But if I lose the stammer, I'm just another slightly amusing accountant.
Bob Newhart

I still have a stammer that I can control by not opening a sentence with a hard consonant, or by concentrating for a moment, breathing softly down. Growing up, the 'Our Father' was lovely, made for me, the 'Hail Mary' was gorgeous, and 'Glory Be to the Father' was an absolute nightmare.
Colm Toibin

If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.
Christopher Morley

I had this terrible stammer, so I couldn't really speak properly until I was 16 or 17.
Carly Simon

Before all this happened, I always used to see my stammer as being a negative, all my life, but then when I went on 'Pop Idol,' and the first time I saw it on television, it was really, really bad, but also it made me stand out; it made people remember me. So for the first time in my life, it worked to my advantage.
Gareth Gates
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Stammer Translations

stammer in Dutch is stamelen, hakkelen, stotteren
stammer in German is stammeln, stottern
stammer in Portuguese is gaguejo
stammer in Spanish is balbucear, tartamudear
stammer in Swedish is stamma, stammning
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