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Verb: falter  fól-tu(r) or fol-tu(r)
  1. Be unsure or weak
    "Their enthusiasm is faltering";
    - waver
  2. Move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
    - waver
  3. Walk unsteadily
    "The drunk man faltered about";
    - stumble, bumble
  4. Speak haltingly
    "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room";
    - bumble, stutter, stammer
Noun: falter  fól-tu(r) or fol-tu(r)
  1. The act of pausing uncertainly
    "there was a falter in his speech";
    - hesitation, waver, faltering

Derived forms: falters, faltered, faltering

Type of: balk, baulk [Brit], hesitate, mouth, move, pause, speak, talk, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, waffle, walk, waver

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