Spluttering
Splutter Splut"ter (spl[u^]t"t[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Spluttered} (-t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spluttering}.] [Prov. E. splutter, eqivalent to sputter. Cf. {Sputter}.] To speak hastily and confusedly; to sputter. [Colloq.] --Carleton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • spluttering — splut·ter || splÊŒtÉ™(r) n. rapid and unclear speech; noise; act of speaking in a rapid and unclear manner; spitting, spattering; splattering noise v. speak in a rapid and unclear manner; spit, spatter; make spitting sounds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spluttering — spluttˈering noun and adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑splutter …   Useful english dictionary

  • splut´ter|er — splut|ter «SPLUHT uhr», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to talk in a hasty, confused way; speak quickly and with spitting or sputtering sounds. People sometimes splutter when they are excited. 2. to make spitting or popping noises; sputter: »The bacon was… …   Useful english dictionary

  • splut|ter — «SPLUHT uhr», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to talk in a hasty, confused way; speak quickly and with spitting or sputtering sounds. People sometimes splutter when they are excited. 2. to make spitting or popping noises; sputter: »The bacon was spluttering …   Useful english dictionary

  • William B. Ebbert — William Baltzell Ebbert (February 28, 1846 February 27, 1927) was an officer and adjutant in the Union Army (1st Regiment West Virginia Infantry Volunteers), a Colorado legislator, newspaper publisher, author, farmer, businessman, and poet.… …   Wikipedia

  • splutter — splut|ter [ˈsplʌtə US ər] v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from sputter] 1.) [I and T] to talk quickly in short confused phrases, especially because you are angry or surprised = ▪ But ... but ... I can t believe... how could you? she… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • splutter — [[t]splʌ̱tə(r)[/t]] splutters, spluttering, spluttered 1) VERB If someone splutters, they make short sounds and have difficulty speaking clearly, for example because they are embarrassed or angry. [V with quote] But it cannot be, he spluttered …   English dictionary

  • splutter — verb 1》 make a series of short explosive spitting or choking sounds. 2》 say in a rapid indistinct way. noun a spluttering sound. Derivatives splutterer noun spluttering adjective &noun splutteringly adverb Origin C17: imitative; cf. sputter …   English new terms dictionary

  • splutter — verb (I) 1 to talk quickly in short confused phrases, especially because you are angry or surprised: “But ...But ...I can t believe...how could you?” she spluttered. (+ with): Katie was spluttering with rage. 2 to make short sharp noises, like… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • splutter — UK [ˈsplʌtə(r)] / US [ˈsplʌtər] verb Word forms splutter : present tense I/you/we/they splutter he/she/it splutters present participle spluttering past tense spluttered past participle spluttered informal 1) a) [intransitive] to make noises with… …   English dictionary

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