Stammer Stam"mer, n. Defective utterance, or involuntary interruption of utterance; a stutter. [1913 Webster]

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  • Stammer — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Eberhard Stammer (1888–1966), deutscher Politiker (GB/BHE) Erich Stammer (* 1925), deutscher Radrennfahrer Karl Stammer (1828–1893), luxemburgisch deutscher Chemiker Martin Otto Stammer (1883–1966),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stammer — vb Stammer, stutter both mean to speak in a faltering, hesitating, or stumbling manner. Stammer usually implies a proximate cause (as fear, embarrassment, or a sudden shock) which deprives one for the time being of control over his vocal organs… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Stammer — Stam mer (st[a^]m m[ e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stammered} ( m[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stammering}.] [OE. stameren, fr. AS. stamur, stamer, stammering; akin to D. & LG. stameren to stammer, G. stammeln, OHG. stammal[=o]n, stamm[=e]n, Dan. stamme …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stammer — (v.) O.E. stamerian, from W.Gmc. *stamrojan (Cf. O.N. stammr, O.H.G. stam, Goth. stamms stammering, M.Du. stameren, Ger. stammeln to stammer, O.Fris., Ger. stumm dumb ), from PIE root *stam , *stum check, impede (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • stammer — ► VERB 1) speak with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words. 2) say in such a way. ► NOUN ▪ a tendency to stammer. DERIVATIVES stammerer noun. ORIGIN Old English, related to ST …   English terms dictionary

  • Stammer — Stam mer (st[a^]m m[ e]r), v. t. To utter or pronounce with hesitation or imperfectly; sometimes with out. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stammer — may refer to stuttering or:People * Notker of St Gall Notker the Stammerer (840 912) * Louis the Stammerer (846 879) * Kay Stammers (1914 2005), British tennis player * Keith Stammers (b. ?), 20th century English politician * Stan Stammers (b.… …   Wikipedia

  • stammer — [v] stutter in speech falter, halt, hammer, hem and haw*, hesitate, jabber, lurch, pause, repeat, splutter, sputter, stop, stumble, wobble; concepts 47,266 Ant. enunciate, pronounce …   New thesaurus

  • stammer — [stam′ər] vt., vi. [ME stameren < OE stamerian, akin to Du stameren, freq. formation < IE base * stem , to stumble in speech, halt > STEM2, STUMBLE, Ger stumm, dumb] to speak or say with involuntary pauses or blocks, often with rapid… …   English World dictionary

  • stammer — stammerer, n. stammeringly, adv. /stam euhr/, v.i. 1. to speak with involuntary breaks and pauses, or with spasmodic repetitions of syllables or sounds. v.t. 2. to say with a stammer (often fol. by out). n. 3. a stammering mode of utterance. 4. a …   Universalium

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