HyperDic: falter

English > 5 senses of the word falter:
VERBstativefalter, waverbe unsure or weak
motionfalter, wavermove hesitatingly, as if about to give way
motionfalter, stumble, bumblewalk unsteadily
communicationfalter, bumble, stutter, stammerspeak haltingly
NOUNactfalter, hesitation, waver, falteringthe act of pausing uncertainly
falter > pronunciation
Soundsfao'lter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > falter: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of pausing uncertainly.
Synonymshesitation, waver, faltering
Broaderpausetemporary inactivity
Spanishdilación, hesitación, titubeo, vacilación
Catalandilació, hesitació, titubeig, vacil·lació
Verbsfalterspeak haltingly
English > falter: 5 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe unsure or weak.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"Their enthusiasm is faltering"
Synonymwaver
Broaderhesitate, waver, wafflepause or hold back in uncertainty / uncertainty or unwillingness
Spanishflaquear, flojear
English > falter: 5 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove hesitatingly, as if about to give way.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymwaver
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishvacilar
Catalanoscil·lar, vacil·lar
Nounsfalteringthe act of pausing uncertainly
English > falter: 5 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningwalk unsteadily.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue falter
Synonymsstumble, bumble
BroaderwalkUse one's feet to advance
Spanishtitubear, trastabillar, tropezar
Catalanensopegar, entrebancar-se
English > falter: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningspeak haltingly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue falter
Example"The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
Synonymsbumble, stutter, stammer
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
Spanishbalbucear, balbucir, tartamudear
Catalanbalbucejar, quequejar, titubar, titubejar
Nounsfalterthe act of pausing uncertainly

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