IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

III. MEANS OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS

2. Conventional means; spoken language

[Imperfect Speech.] Stammering.

[Nouns] inarticulateness; stammering; hesitation; impediment in one's speech; titubancy, traulism; whisper (faint sound) [more]; lisp, drawl, tardiloquence; nasal tone, nasal accent; twang; falsetto (want of voice) [more]; broken voice, broken accents, broken sentences.

brogue [more]; slip of the tongue, lapsus linouae

[Verbs] stammer, stutter, hesitate, falter, hammer; balbutiate, balbucinate, haw, hum and haw, be unable to put two words together.

mumble, mutter; maud, mauder; whisper [more]; mince, lisp; jabber, gibber; sputter, splutter; muffle, mump; drawl, mouth; croak; speak thick, speak through the nose; snuffle, clip one's words; murder the language, murder the King's (or Queen's) English; mispronounce, missay.

[Adjectives] stammering; inarticulate, guttural, nasal; tremulous; affected.

[Adverbs] sotto voce (faintly) [more].

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