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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPLUTTER

There was no sound in the room but the scratch and splutter of his quill.

Jukes understood the boatswain to splutter that the bridge ladders were gone.

There was a little pause, and then came the splutter of a match.

All had their mouths full when suddenly Codfish began to splutter.

I watched him gesticulate and get red in the face and foam and splutter.

The splash was followed by a splutter, and then a frantic cry for help.

The arc lamps come on with a splutter, and they, too, at first are amethyst.

I have just come out of a deep, deep ditch, and I want to hear the splutter.

There was a splutter that showed red in the hollow of my brother's hand.

It was the swish and splutter of hoofs on the road before the door.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, perhaps a variant of sputter, intensified by the consonant cluster of splash, splatter, etc.

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