“I had been doing speech therapy, and it had been making me more aware of the stutter, which actually made it worse,” he says.
As an adult, I have heard people affecting a stammer or a stutter.
"He's really invigorated a number of people who stutter," says Jane Fraser, the president of the stuttering Foundation in Memphis.
He tells Sandra McElwaine how he helps his VIP clients, who his favorites are—and how he overcame his own stutter.
Firth was honored for his portrayal of George VI, the king who overcame his stutter to lead Britain through World War II.
The stutter of Overland's automatics mingled with the roar of Saunders's heavy Colts.
We had no warning, you see,” said stutter, “that things were changed.
They asked him if he had seen another car like theirs, but he could only stutter.
A brusque question caused him to stutter to the point of suffocation.
Dick couldn't spell his own name—couldn't answer a question without a stutter.
1560s, frequentative form of stutt, from Middle English stutten "to stutter, stammer" (late 14c.), cognate with Middle Low German stoten "to knock, strike against, collide," from Proto-Germanic *staut- "push, thrust" (cf. Old English stotan, Old High German stozan, Gothic stautan "to push, thrust"), from PIE *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)). The noun is attested from 1854.
stutter stut·ter (stŭt'ər)
A phonatory or articulatory disorder characterized by difficult enunciation of words with frequent halting and repetition of the initial consonant or syllable. v. stut·tered, stut·ter·ing, stut·ters
To utter with spasmodic repetition or prolongation of sounds.