Definitions for falterˈfɔl tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fal•terˈfɔl tər(v.i.)

  1. to hesitate, waver, or fail:

    courage that never faltered.

  2. to speak hesitatingly.

  3. to move unsteadily; stumble.

  4. (v.t.)to utter hesitatingly:

    to falter an apology.

  5. (n.)the act of faltering; an unsteadiness of voice, action, etc.

  6. a faltering sound.

Origin of falter:

1300–50; ME

fal′ter•ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hesitation, waver, falter, faltering(verb)

    the act of pausing uncertainly

    "there was a hesitation in his speech"

  2. falter, waver(verb)

    be unsure or weak

    "Their enthusiasm is faltering"

  3. falter, waver(verb)

    move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

  4. stumble, falter, bumble(verb)

    walk unsteadily

    "The drunk man stumbled about"

  5. bumble, stutter, stammer, falter(verb)

    speak haltingly

    "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"

Wiktionary

  1. falter(Noun)

    unsteadiness.

  2. falter(Verb)

    To waver or be unsteady.

  3. falter(Verb)

    To stammer.

  4. falter(Verb)

    To stumble.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Falter(verb)

    to thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley

  2. Falter

    to hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters

  3. Falter

    to tremble; to totter; to be unsteady

  4. Falter

    to hesitate in purpose or action

  5. Falter

    to fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said of the mind or of thought

  6. Falter(verb)

    to utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner

  7. Falter(verb)

    hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice

Freebase

  1. Falter

    Falter is a weekly magazine published in Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1977, it is published weekly on Wednesdays. Since Spring 2005 a local edition has also been published in Styria. The magazine reports from a broadly left-liberal perspective on politics, media, culture and the life. In addition to its original role as a listings magazine of the arts and social life, it has also developed a reputation for investigative journalism.


Translations for falter

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

falter(verb)

to stumble or hesitate

She walked without faltering.

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