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spluttery

[ spluht-uh-ree ]
/ ˈsplʌt ə ri /
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adjective

tending to splutter: spluttery fire sparks.

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Origin of spluttery

First recorded in 1865–70; splutter + -y1

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Example sentences from the Web for spluttery

  • Occasionally she sighs deeply, with that blubbery, spluttery noise that all horses make when they sigh.

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