stammer

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stammer

a speech disorder characterized by involuntary repetitions and hesitations
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Some day," I stammered, "I may be free to tell you.
I was just the same myself before I went to Switzerland; I stammered incoherently; one tries to express oneself and cannot.
You--you must think me crazy," stammered Anne, trying to recover her self-possession.
Then--then you live in that gray house up the brook," she stammered.
Y-yes, ma'am," stammered Nancy; and hurried toward the house.
Alexey Alexandrovitch was speaking so quickly that he stammered, and was utterly unable to articulate the word "suffering.
In trying to state the nature of that necessity he stammered himself into utter incoherence.
stammered out Stevie, pushing his hands deeper into his pockets with convulsive sympathy.
Mum-of-two Angie Allbones stammered and stuttered her battle battle way through life.
Neural interactions in the brain's cerebellum were also overactive in people who stammered.
The list of celebrities who stammered is long and surprising.