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Definition of falter:

  1. Hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice.
  2. To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; - said of the mind or of thought.
  3. To hesitate in purpose or action.
  4. To hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters.
  5. To thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley.
  6. To tremble; to totter; to be unsteady.
  7. To utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner.


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