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Meaning of FALTER

Pronunciation:  'foltur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
  2. [v]  speak haltingly
  3. [v]  walk unsteadily
  4. [v]  move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
  5. [v]  be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering"
 

FALTER is a 6 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: bumble, bumble, faltering, hesitation, stammer, stumble, stutter, waver, waver, waver
 
 See Also: hesitate, mouth, move, pause, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize, waffle, walk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fal"ter\, v. t.
    To thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley.
    [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
    
    
  2. \Fal"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Faltered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Faltering}.] [OE. falteren, faltren, prob. from fault.
    See {Fault}, v. & n.]
    1. To hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as,
       his tongue falters.
    
             With faltering speech and visage incomposed.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    2. To tremble; to totter; to be unsteady. ``He found his legs
       falter.'' --Wiseman.
    
    3. To hesitate in purpose or action.
    
             Ere her native king Shall falter under foul
             rebellion's arms.                     --Shak.
    
    4. To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said
       of the mind or of thought.
    
             Here indeed the power of disinct conception of space
             and distance falters.                 --I. Taylor.
    
    
  3. \Fal"ter\, v. t.
    To utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak
    manner.
    
          And here he faltered forth his last farewell. --Byron.
    
          Mde me most happy, faltering ``I am thine.''
                                                   --Tennyson.
    
    
    
    
  4. \Fal"ter\, n. [See {Falter}, v. i.]
    Hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken
    sound; as, a slight falter in her voice.
    
          The falter of an idle shepherd's pipe.   --Lowell.
    
    
 
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