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disfluency

or dys路flu路en路cy

[ dis-floo-uhn-see ]
/ d瑟s藞flu 蓹n si /
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noun, plural dis路flu路en路cies for 2.
Pathology. impairment of the ability to produce smooth, fluent speech.
an interruption in the smooth flow of speech, as by a pause or the repetition of a word or syllable.
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Origin of disfluency

First recorded in 1975鈥80; dis-1 + fluency
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