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Meaning of SPUTTER

Pronunciation:  'sputur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
  2. [n]  the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire"
  3. [v]  cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed; "The solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the dust"
  4. [v]  spit up in an explosive manner
  5. [v]  utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage
  6. [v]  climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  7. [v]  make an explosive sound

SPUTTER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, spatter, spattering, spit out, splatter, splattering, splutter, splutter, splutter, splutter, sputtering, struggle
 See Also: alter, change, climb, cough out, cough up, emit, expectorate, let loose, let out, noise, pop, spit up, utter, utterance, vocalization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sput"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sputtered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Sputtering}.] [From the root of spout or spit to
    eject from the mputh. Cf. {Splutter}.]
    1. To spit, or to emit saliva from the mouth in small,
       scattered portions, as in rapid speaking.
    2. To utter words hastily and indistinctly; to speak so
       rapidly as to emit saliva.
             They could neither of them speak their rage, and so
             fell a sputtering at one another, like two roasting
             apples.                               --Congreve.
    3. To throw out anything, as little jets of steam, with a
       noise like that made by one sputtering.
             Like the green wood . . . sputtering in the flame.
  2. \Sput"ter\, v. t.
    To spit out hastily by quick, successive efforts, with a
    spluttering sound; to utter hastily and confusedly, without
    control over the organs of speech.
          In the midst of caresses, and without the last pretend
          incitement, to sputter out the basest accusations.
  3. \Sput"ter\, n.
    Moist matter thrown out in small detached particles; also,
    confused and hasty speech.