[ dis-floo-uh n-see ]
/ dɪsˈflu ən si /

noun, plural dys·flu·en·cies.


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Origin of dysfluency

by confusion of dys- with dis-1

Definition for dysfluencies (2 of 2)


or dys·flu·en·cy

[ dis-floo-uh n-see ]
/ dɪsˈflu ən si /

noun, plural dis·flu·en·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.

Origin of disfluency

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