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splutter

Noun

1 the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire" [syn: spatter, spattering, splatter, splattering, sputter, sputtering]
2 an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage) [syn: sputter]

Verb

1 utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage [syn: sputter]
2 spit up in an explosive manner [syn: sputter, spit out]

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English

Etymology

From a variant of sputter

Verb

  1. To spray droplets while speaking.
  2. To speak hurriedly and confusedly.

Translations

To spray droplets while speaking
To speak hurriedly and confusedly

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