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The repeating of a sound, syllable, word or phrase. Some clinicians differentiate between repetitions which are vocalized (l-l-lit) and nonvocalized (f-f-fit), and whether the syllable is correctly co-articulated(base-base-baseball) or contains the schwa vowel (buh-buh-baseball). Word repetitions may be of single syllable whole words (he-he-he has it) or words of more than one syllable ("David-David-David has it.")

Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)

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