1splut·ter noun \ˈsplə-tər\
: a confused noise (as of hasty speaking)
: a splashing or sputtering sound
Origin of SPLUTTER
probably alteration of sputter
First Known Use: 1677
Rhymes with SPLUTTER
: to make a series of short, loud noises like the noises of someone who is struggling to breathe
: to say (something) in short, confused phrases
: to utter hastily or confusedly : stammer
: to make a noise as if spitting
: to speak hastily and confusedly
— splut·ter·er \ˈsplə-tər-ər\ noun
Examples of SPLUTTER
- She coughed and spluttered as she climbed out of the icy water.
- When I demanded an explanation, he just stood there spluttering.
- “Th-that's simply not true,” he spluttered.
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