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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
2. Spoken Language
 
583. [Imperfect Speech.] Stammering.
 
  
NOUN:INARTICULATENESS; stammering &c. v.; hesitation &c. v.; impediment in one’s speech; titubancy [obs.], traulism [obs.]; whisper (faint sound) [See Faintness]; lisp, drawl, tardiloquence [rare]; nasal -tone, - accent; twang; falsetto (want of voice) [See Aphonia]; cacology, cacoëpy; broken -voice, - accents, - sentences; brogue [See Neology].
  SLIP OF THE TONGUE, lapsus linguæ [L.].
  
VERB:STAMMER, stutter, hesitate, falter, hammer [obs. or dial. Eng.], balbutiate [obs.], balbucinate [obs.], haw, hum and haw, be unable to put two words together.
  MUMBLE, mutter, maund [obs.], maunder; whisper [See Faintness]; mince, lisp; jabber, gabble, gibber; splutter, sputter; muffle, mump; drawl, mouth; croak; speak thick, speak through the nose; talk incoherently, quaver, snuffle, clip one’s words.
  MURDER THE LANGUAGE, murder the King’s (or Queen’s) English; mispronounce, missay [rare].
  
ADJECTIVE:INARTICULATE; stammering &c. v.; guttural, throaty, nasal; tremulous; affected; stertorous; cacoëpistic.
  
ADVERB:sotto voce (faintly) [See Faintness].

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