The act of one who stutters; -- restricted by some physiologists to defective speech due to inability to form the proper sounds, the breathing being normal, as distinguished from stammering.
Apt to stutter; hesitating; stammering.
The essential feature of this disorder is a marked impairment in speech fluency characterized by frequent repetitions or prolongations of sounds or syllables. Various other types of speech dysfluencies may also be involved, including blocking of sounds or interjections of words or sounds.
One of the communication disorders of childhood, marked by frequent and pronounced verbal dysfluencies, such as repetitions of certain sounds.
Interruptions in the flow of speech. It is characterized by repeating sounds, words, and/or phrases. Onset of this disorder is usually preschool and early adolescent. Adults may also have this disorder.
Speech characterized by hesitations, prolongations, and repetitions which are developmentally inappropriate for the age or mental ability of the speaker.
"Stuttering is a speech disorder in which the normal flow of speech is disrupted by frequent repetitions or prolongations of speech sounds, syllables or words or by an individual's inability to start a word" (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Impairments, 2004)
Involuntary breaks in the rhythm or fluency of speech such as repetition of syllables, prolongation of sounds and pauses in which the person seems to be struggling to make any sound at all.
speak with short stops you can't control, often repeating certain sounds
An interruption in the smooth, easy flow of speech. Examples include repetitions, prolongations, interjections, and silent pauses.
frequent repetition of words or parts of words that disrupts the smooth flow of speech.
an abnormally high frequency and/or duration in the stoppages of speech. These usually take the form of sound, syllable,or word repetitions, prolongations of sounds, or "blocks" of airflow and/or voicing.
frequent repetition or prolongation of a sound or syllable, leading to markedly impaired speech fluency.
A disturbance in the normal fluency and time patterning of speech.
Stuttering, also known as stammering in the United Kingdom, is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases; and involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds.