stammer

  • 1 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),… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 Stammer — Stam mer, n. Defective utterance, or involuntary interruption of utterance; a stutter. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 stammer — stam|mer1 [ stæmər ] verb intransitive or transitive to keep repeating a sound and have difficulty in saying certain words because of a speech problem, nervousness, excitement, etc.: Nina, blushing with embarrassment, began to stammer. ,stammer… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 stammer — [[t]stæ̱mə(r)[/t]] stammers, stammering, stammered 1) VERB If you stammer, you speak with difficulty, hesitating and repeating words or sounds. Five per cent of children stammer at some point... [V with quote] Forgive me, I stammered... [V n]… …

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  • 14 stammer — I UK [ˈstæmə(r)] / US [ˈstæmər] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms stammer : present tense I/you/we/they stammer he/she/it stammers present participle stammering past tense stammered past participle stammered to keep repeating a sound and… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 stammer — stam|mer1 [ˈstæmə US ər] v [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: stamerian] to speak with a lot of pauses and repeated sounds, either because you have a speech problem, or because you are nervous, excited etc = ↑stutter ▪ Whenever he was angry he… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 stammer — verb (stammered; stammering) Etymology: Middle English stameren, from Old English stamerian; akin to Old High German stamalōn to stammer, Old Norse stemma to hinder, damn up more at stem Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to make… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 stammer — 1. To hesitate in speech, halt, repeat, and mispronounce, by reason of embarrassment, agitation, unfamiliarity with the subject, or as yet unidentified physiologic causes. Cf.:stutter. 2. To mispronounce or transpose certain consonants in speech …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 Stammer — Recorded as Stammar, Stammer, Stammers, Stammirs, Stammmler, and no doubt others, this is a surname of English and Germanic origins. It derives either from the personal name Stanmorr composed of the elements stan ,meaning stone and moer , famous …

    Surnames reference

  • 19 stammer — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bad (esp. BrE), nervous, severe ▪ slight VERB + STAMMER ▪ develop (BrE) ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 stammer — 1 verb (I, T) to speak or say something with a lot of pauses and repeated sounds, either because you have a speech problem, or because you are nervous, excited etc: Whenever he was angry he would begin to stammer slightly. compare stutter 1 (1)… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English