Stammering (Substantives), stuttering, impediment in one's speech, titubancy, faltering, hesitation, lisp, drawl, jabber, gibber, sputter, splutter, mumbling, mincing, muttering, mouthing, twang, a broken or cracked voice, broken accents or sentences, tardiloquence, falsetto, a whisper, mispronunciation.

    (Verbs). To stammer, stutter, hesitate, falter, hem, haw, hum and ha, mumble, lisp, jabber, mutter, sputter, splutter, drawl, lisp, croak, speak through the nose, snuffle, clip one's words, mispronounce, missay.

    (Phrases). To clip the king's English; parler à tort et à travers; not to be able to put two words together.

    To speak aside, sotto voce, whisper.

    (Adjectives). Stammering, etc., inarticulate, guttural, nasal, unspeakable.

  • Loquacity (Substantives), loquaciousness, talkativeness, garrulity, flow of words, prate, gas, jaw, gab, gabble, jabber, chatter, prattle, cackle, clack, blether (or blather), patter, rattle, twaddle, bibble-babble, gibble-gabble, talkee-talkee, gossip.
  • Fluency, flippancy, volubility, verbosity, cacoethes loquendi, anecdotage.

    (Phrases). A thrice-told tale; a long yarn.

    The gift of the gab.

    A chatterer, chatter - box, babbler, wind-bag, gas-bag, rattle, ranter, tub-thumper, sermoniser, proser, driveller, gossip.

    Magpie, jay, parrot, poll, Babel.

    (Verbs). To be loquacious, etc., to prate chatter, prattle, jabber, jaw, rattle, twaddle, blether, babble, gabble, gas, out-talk, descant, dilate, dwell on, reel off, expatiate, prose, launch out, palaver, (yarn, gossip, wag one's tongue, run on.

    (Phrases). To din in the ears; to drum into the ear; battre la campagne; to spin a long yarn; to talk at random; to talk oneself out of breath; to talk nineteen to the dozen.

    (Adjectives). Loquacious, talkative, garrulous, gassy, open-mouthed, chatty, chattering, etc.

    Fluent, voluble, glib, flippant, hoarse with talking, long-winded, verbose, the tongue running fast.

    (Adverb). Trippingly on the tongue.

  • Taciturnity (Substantives), closeness, reserve, muteness, silence, costiveness; aposiopesis.
  • (Phrase). A Quaker meeting.

    (Verbs). To be silent, etc. 403, to hold one's tongue, keep silence, hold one's peace, say nothing, hold one's jaw, close one's mouth or lips, fall silent. shut up.

    To render silent, silence, put to silence, seal one's lips, smother, suppress, stop one's mouth, gag, muffle, muzzle.

    (Adjectives). Taciturn, close, reserved, mute, sparing of words, costive, buttoned up, short-spoken, close- tongued, secretive, uncommunicative, inconversable.

    (Phrases). Not a word escaping one; not having a word to say.

    (Interjections). Tush! silence! mum! hush! chut! hist! tut!

  • Allocution (Substantives), address, apostrophe, inter-pellation, appeal, invocation, salutation, accost, greeting 894.

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