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splutter

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noun splut·ter \ˈsplə-tər\

Definition of splutter

  1. 1 :  a confused noise (as of hasty speaking)

  2. 2 :  a splashing or sputtering sound

Origin and Etymology of splutter

probably alteration of sputter


First Known Use: 1677


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splutter

verb splut·ter

Definition of splutter

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to utter hastily or confusedly :  stammer

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to make a noise as if spitting

  5. 2 :  to speak hastily and confusedly

splutterer

play \ˈsplə-tər-ər\ noun

Examples of splutter in a sentence

  1. She coughed and spluttered as she climbed out of the icy water.

  2. When I demanded an explanation, he just stood there spluttering.

  3. Th-that's simply not true, he spluttered.

1693

First Known Use of splutter

1693


SPLUTTER Defined for English Language Learners


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splutter

verb splut·ter

Definition of splutter for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SPLUTTER Defined for Kids

splutter

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verb splut·ter \ˈsplə-tər\

Definition of splutter for Students

spluttered

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spluttering

  1. 1 :  to make a noise as if spitting The engine spluttered.

  2. 2 :  to speak or say in haste or confusion


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