halting

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adjective halt·ing \ˈhȯl-tiŋ\

Definition of halting

  1. :  marked by a lack of sureness or effectiveness spoke in a halting manner

haltingly

play \ˈhȯl-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of halting in a Sentence

  1. She answered in a halting voice.

  2. The baby took a few halting steps.

  3. Progress in the negotiations has been halting.

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First Known Use of halting

1585


HALTING Defined for English Language Learners

halting

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adjective

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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