stammer Definition

to speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions.

Using stammer: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "stammer" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He stammers when he gets nervous.

  • Example

    The child stammered through his presentation.

  • Example

    She tried to hide her stammer by avoiding public speaking.

stammer Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for stammer

Phrases with stammer

  • to say something with difficulty and hesitation


    He managed to stammer out a few words of thanks.

  • to speak with difficulty and hesitation, often due to nervousness or lack of confidence


    She stammered through her speech, barely managing to get her points across.

  • a psychological condition where a person experiences difficulty in speaking due to anxiety or fear


    His stammering block made it difficult for him to communicate effectively in social situations.


Summary: stammer in Brief

'Stammer' [ˈstæmər] is a verb that means to speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions. It is often associated with nervousness or lack of confidence, as in 'The child stammered through his presentation.' 'Stammer' can also be used in phrases like 'stammer out,' meaning to say something with difficulty, and 'stammering block,' which refers to a psychological condition that makes it hard to speak.