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halting

[ hawl-ting ]
/ ˈhɔl tɪŋ /
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adjective
faltering or hesitating, especially in speech.
faulty or imperfect.
limping or lame: a halting gait.
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Origin of halting

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at halt2, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM halting

halt·ing·ly, adverbhalt·ing·ness, nounun·halt·ing, adjectiveun·halt·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use halting in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for halting

halting
/ (ˈhɔːltɪŋ) /

adjective
hesitanthalting speech
lame

Derived forms of halting

haltingly, adverbhaltingness, noun
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