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splut·ter

 (splŭt′ər)
v. splut·tered, splut·ter·ing, splut·ters
v.intr.
1. To make repeated or sporadic spitting sounds.
2. To speak hastily and incoherently, as when confused or angry.
v.tr.
To utter or express hastily and incoherently.
n.
A spluttering noise.

[Perhaps alteration of sputter.]

splut′ter·er n.
splut′ter·y adj.

splutter

(ˈsplʌtə)
vb
1. to spit out (saliva, food particles, etc) from the mouth in an explosive manner, as through choking or laughing
2. to utter (words) with spitting sounds, as through rage or choking
3. Also: sputter to eject or be ejected in an explosive manner: sparks spluttered from the fire.
4. (tr) to bespatter (a person) with tiny particles explosively ejected: he spluttered the boy next to him with ink.
n
5. the process or noise of spluttering
6. spluttering incoherent speech, esp in argument
7. anything ejected through spluttering
[C17: variant of sputter, influenced by splash]
ˈsplutterer n

splut•ter

(ˈsplʌt ər)

v.i.
1. to talk rapidly and somewhat incoherently, as when confused or excited.
2. to make a sputtering sound, or emit particles of something explosively, as water on a hot griddle.
3. to fly or fall in particles or drops; spatter, as a liquid.
v.t.
4. to utter hastily or incoherently; sputter.
5. to spatter or bespatter.
n.
6. spluttering utterance or talk; noise or fuss.
7. a sputtering or spattering.
[1670–80;b. splash and sputter]

splutter


Past participle: spluttered
Gerund: spluttering

Imperative
splutter
splutter
Present
I splutter
you splutter
he/she/it splutters
we splutter
you splutter
they splutter
Preterite
I spluttered
you spluttered
he/she/it spluttered
we spluttered
you spluttered
they spluttered
Present Continuous
I am spluttering
you are spluttering
he/she/it is spluttering
we are spluttering
you are spluttering
they are spluttering
Present Perfect
I have spluttered
you have spluttered
he/she/it has spluttered
we have spluttered
you have spluttered
they have spluttered
Past Continuous
I was spluttering
you were spluttering
he/she/it was spluttering
we were spluttering
you were spluttering
they were spluttering
Past Perfect
I had spluttered
you had spluttered
he/she/it had spluttered
we had spluttered
you had spluttered
they had spluttered
Future
I will splutter
you will splutter
he/she/it will splutter
we will splutter
you will splutter
they will splutter
Future Perfect
I will have spluttered
you will have spluttered
he/she/it will have spluttered
we will have spluttered
you will have spluttered
they will have spluttered
Future Continuous
I will be spluttering
you will be spluttering
he/she/it will be spluttering
we will be spluttering
you will be spluttering
they will be spluttering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spluttering
you have been spluttering
he/she/it has been spluttering
we have been spluttering
you have been spluttering
they have been spluttering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spluttering
you will have been spluttering
he/she/it will have been spluttering
we will have been spluttering
you will have been spluttering
they will have been spluttering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spluttering
you had been spluttering
he/she/it had been spluttering
we had been spluttering
you had been spluttering
they had been spluttering
Conditional
I would splutter
you would splutter
he/she/it would splutter
we would splutter
you would splutter
they would splutter
Past Conditional
I would have spluttered
you would have spluttered
he/she/it would have spluttered
we would have spluttered
you would have spluttered
they would have spluttered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splutter - the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosivelysplutter - the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.splutter - an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Verb1.splutter - utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
2.splutter - spit up in an explosive manner
cough out, cough up, expectorate, spit up, spit out - discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth

splutter

verb
To make a series of short, sharp noises:
Translations

splutter

[ˈsplʌtəʳ]
A. N
1. [of fat etc] → chisporroteo m
2. [of speech] → farfulla f
B. VI
1. [person] (= spit) → escupir, echar saliva; (= stutter) → farfullar, balbucear
to splutter with indignationfarfullar indignado
2. [fire, fat] → chisporrotear; [engine] → renquear
C. VTfarfullar, balbucear
"yes", he spluttered-sí -farfulló or balbuceó

splutter

[ˈsplʌtər] vi
[person] (in anger, embarrassment)bredouiller
[person] (= spit) → postillonner
[engine] → tousser; [candle] → crépiter

splutter

n (of engine)Stottern nt; (of fire)Zischen nt; (while talking) → Prusten nt no pl
vi (person, = spit) → prusten, spucken; (= stutter)stottern; (engine)stottern; (fire, lamp, fat)zischen; (sausages)brutzeln, zischen; to splutter with indignationvor Entrüstung prusten
vt(hervor)stoßen; that’s not true, he spluttereddas ist nicht wahr, platzte er los

splutter

[ˈsplʌtəʳ] vi (person, spit) → sputacchiare; (stutter) → farfugliare; (fire) → crepitare; (fat) → schizzare; (engine) → scoppiettare
References in classic literature ?
The librarian "showed off" -- running hither and thither with his arms full of books and making a deal of the splutter and fuss that insect authority delights in.
The inspector began to splutter and referred to the report.
Then you can imagine the times that he had with his companions, ducking under the rollers; or coming in on top of a comber and landing with a swash and a splutter as the big wave went whirling far up the beach; or standing up on his tail and scratching his head as the old people did; or playing "I'm the King of the Castle" on slippery, weedy rocks that just stuck out of the wash.
So far the letter had run composedly enough, but here with a sudden splutter of the pen, the writer's emotion had broken loose.
I have no doubt they found my second appearance strange enough, coming suddenly out of the quiet darkness with inarticulate noises and the splutter and flare of a match.
The moment the regiment ceased its advance the protesting splutter of musketry became a steadied roar.
Thus bound, but carefully looked after, inert and powerful, those emblems of hope make company for the look-out man in the night watches; and so the days glide by, with a long rest for those characteristically shaped pieces of iron, reposing forward, visible from almost every part of the ship's deck, waiting for their work on the other side of the world somewhere, while the ship carries them on with a great rush and splutter of foam underneath, and the sprays of the open sea rust their heavy limbs.
In the same unmoved silence I listened to a dozen in rotation, and when the twelfth had concluded with splutter, hiss, and mumble, I solemnly laid down the book.
Before the fires of the rocket had faded from the sky, long before the first gun had sounded from the distant hills, a splutter of rifle fire had flashed and flickered all around from the hidden trenches of the enemy.
A man floundered near me, in a splutter of phosphorescence.
And after brandy, taken in sufficient quantity, it says, "Now, come, fool, grin and tumble, that your fellow-men may laugh - drivel in folly, and splutter in senseless sounds, and show what a helpless ninny is poor man whose wit and will are drowned, like kittens, side by side, in half an inch of alcohol.
Long as it has taken to tell the battle, beginning with the slaying of the Persian cat to the thrusting of the mop into Michael's jaws, so swift had been the rush of events that the passengers, springing from their deck-chairs and hurrying to the scene, were just arriving when Michael eluded the mop of the sailor by a successful dodge and plunged in on Captain Duncan, this time sinking his teeth so savagely into a rotund calf as to cause its owner to splutter an incoherent curse and howl of wrathful surprise.