What does the word falter mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Falteringly.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To sift.

Usage examples for falter

  1. She appeared moved, as, with a slight falter in her voice, scarcely perceptible to any but a lover's ears, she exclaimed, " On no one, but on my own head, rests the blame; and on me let your anger fall. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. Octavius was appalled at the effect of his words; but he dared not falter now- too much was at stake- although fearful of the effect of any further excitement upon the woman before him. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  3. I will not say that Janet's voice did not falter sometimes, or that no mist came between the mother's eyes and the grave face on the other side of the table. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson