Synonyms of stammer
stutterDictionary • She stammered her way through an introduction.
stutter • I was trembling so hard, I thought I would stutter when I spoke.
falter • Her voice faltered and she had to stop a moment to control it.
pause • He paused briefly before answering.
hem and haw
stumble over your words
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falterIf your voice falters when you are speaking, you hesitate or pause, because you are unsure about what you are saying or are upset.
• Her voice faltered and she had to stop a moment to control it.
pauseIf you pause while you are doing something, you stop for a short period and then continue.
• He paused briefly before answering.
Thesaurus for stammer from the Collins English Thesaurus
to speak or say (something) in a hesitant way, esp as a result of a speech disorder or through fear, stress, etc