Definition of falter in English:

falter

Line breaks: fal¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːltə
 
, ˈfɒl-/

verb

[no object]

Derivatives

falterer

noun
More example sentences
  • He would not be a falterer and would be worthy of trust as people would have faith in his words and actions and would do whatever he said.
  • “You missed your chance, falterer,” said the Judge severely.

falteringly

adverb
More example sentences
  • ‘Hoji has someone else in his heart now’, Kishi began falteringly.
  • He hesitated once more on the cracked front step, peering in vain at the dark windows, and finally knocked falteringly.
  • Aimee smiled falteringly and started the first of many, many conversations.

Origin

late Middle English (in the senses 'stammer' and 'stagger'): perhaps from the verb fold1 (which was occasionally used of the faltering of the legs or tongue) + -ter as in totter.

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