Definition of halting
: marked by a lack of sureness or effectiveness spoke in a halting manner
haltinglyplay \ˈhȯl-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of halting in a Sentence
She answered in a halting voice.
The baby took a few halting steps.
Progress in the negotiations has been halting.
Recent Examples of halting from the Web
WASHINGTON — The Army has begun compulsory transgender sensitivity training for soldiers and civilians as the Pentagon makes halting progress in its efforts establish policies to accept transgender troops.
Finally, with Mr. Hadelich’s clear, strong statement of the previously halting theme, the movement took off.
Halting deforestation and installing filters on power plants and cars will cost more than clean stoves, though the price would likely be small compared to the environmental, agricultural and health benefits.
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First Known Use of halting
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Definition of halting for English Language Learners
: stopping often because of not being sure about what to say or do : not steady
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