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See definition of sputterings on Dictionary.com
  • as instammering
  • as instuttering

synonyms for sputterings

  • faltering
  • halting
  • lurch
  • pause
  • splutter
  • sputtering
  • stumble
  • stutter
  • stuttering
  • wobble
  • hesitation
  • repetition
  • stoppage
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How to use sputterings in a sentence

Diligently scanning the Pandour stragglings and sputterings round him, which are clearly on the increasing hand.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XVIII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
The next moment the boy had set a match to the rags, and they were ablaze with wild sputterings and jets of red flame.
THE WATCHERS OF THE TRAILSCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
Her German was the musical tongue of the Viennese, possessing none of the gutturals and sputterings.
DAWN O'HARA, THE GIRL WHO LAUGHEDEDNA FERBER
The television set went dead, but there were hissings and sputterings in its interior.
MORALEMURRAY LEINSTER
But such incidents were merely the last fitful sputterings of a lamp that was going out for want of oil.
RUSSIADONALD MACKENZIE WALLACE
In some spots, smoke issued and there were ghastly sputterings and splittings of the earth's crust.
THE FOUR CORNERS IN JAPANAMY ELLA BLANCHARD
It thundered in a long roll, which died down, momentarily, into single sputterings through which one could hear shouting.
MARTIN HYDE, THE DUKE'S MESSENGERJOHN MASEFIELD
They proved insufficient; sputterings burst forth between his fingers.
PENROD AND SAMBOOTH TARKINGTON
From the kitchen came the bass humming of the kettle and frequent sputterings and cracklings from the fire.
THE LITTLE REGIMENTSTEPHEN CRANE
But now, as in the past, her calm assurance put him out of countenance and his wild anathemas died away in sputterings.
AINSLEE'S, VOL. 15, NO. 5, JUNE 1905VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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