Definition of falter:
- Hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice.
- To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; - said of the mind or of thought.
- To hesitate in purpose or action.
- To hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters.
- To thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley.
- To tremble; to totter; to be unsteady.
- To utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner.
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- fail (part of speech: verb)
- hesitate (part of speech: verb)
- stumble (part of speech: verb)
- flinch (part of speech: verb)
- "Lucretia, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- "The Pillars of the House, V1", Charlotte M. Yonge.
- "The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes", Thomas Hardy.