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stutter
American English: /ˈstədər/
British English: /ˈstʌtə/

Translation of stutter in Spanish:

noun

  • to have a slight stutter
    tartamudear un poco
    to speak with a stutter the stutter of machine gun fire
    el tableteo de la metralla
    Example sentences
    • Well mannered and quiet, with a stutter in his speaking voice - but not his singing one - Thompson nonetheless has an air of defiance about him.
    • He knew he was ready, knew it was real, knew it was her, and the words came without a stutter or a stammer.
    • What a nightmare: being afflicted with a stutter, and having to give an acceptance speech in front of the largest global live audience that a civilian can get.

intransitive verb

  • the car stuttered to a halt
    el coche fue dando trompicones hasta pararse
    Example sentences
    • Computer screens glow, fax machines stutter out reams of paper and the filing cabinets which line every wall bulge with thousands of documents.
    • The cabbie walked back to his cab, which stood, engine still stuttering, like a big black hesitation.
    • The moment the Dura's twin engines stuttered and vibrated into life in a cacophony of backfiring and oily blue smoke, Kara's resolve suddenly deserted her.

transitive verb

  • balbucear
    decir tartamudeando
    he stuttered (out) an excuse
    balbuceó una excusa
    Example sentences
    • I stuttered an ineffective argument as my old pals shame and embarrassment rose to the fore - thus the vicious circle was complete.
    • I stuttered a hello back and then glanced down to see if I was wearing a nametag.
    • Barnabas stutters a bit, and Harrison sees the doll in his hand.
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