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lalling

[ lălĭng ]
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n.
A form of stammering in which the speech is almost unintelligible.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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How to use lalling in a sentence

  • And now he knew, and smiled: the babble of that lalling tongue was dumb.

  • In a minute the call was anew heard, lalling nearer now; and now Jan pulled up short.

    The Last Miracle|M. P. Shiel
  • I don't like to see any girl wearying after some fellow to be always fal-lalling with her.

    The American Senator|Anthony Trollope
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