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Meaning of SPUTTER

Pronunciation:  'sputur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
  2. [n]  the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire"
  3. [v]  cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed; "The solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the dust"
  4. [v]  spit up in an explosive manner
  5. [v]  utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage
  6. [v]  climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  7. [v]  make an explosive sound
 

SPUTTER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, spatter, spattering, spit out, splatter, splattering, splutter, splutter, splutter, splutter, sputtering, struggle
 
 See Also: alter, change, climb, cough out, cough up, emit, expectorate, let loose, let out, noise, pop, spit up, utter, utterance, vocalization

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sput"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sputtered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Sputtering}.] [From the root of spout or spit to
    eject from the mputh. Cf. {Splutter}.]
    1. To spit, or to emit saliva from the mouth in small,
       scattered portions, as in rapid speaking.
    
    2. To utter words hastily and indistinctly; to speak so
       rapidly as to emit saliva.
    
             They could neither of them speak their rage, and so
             fell a sputtering at one another, like two roasting
             apples.                               --Congreve.
    
    3. To throw out anything, as little jets of steam, with a
       noise like that made by one sputtering.
    
             Like the green wood . . . sputtering in the flame.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Sput"ter\, v. t.
    To spit out hastily by quick, successive efforts, with a
    spluttering sound; to utter hastily and confusedly, without
    control over the organs of speech.
    
          In the midst of caresses, and without the last pretend
          incitement, to sputter out the basest accusations.
                                                   --Swift.
    
    
  3. \Sput"ter\, n.
    Moist matter thrown out in small detached particles; also,
    confused and hasty speech.
    
    
 

 

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