[ spluht-uh-ree ]

  1. tending to splutter: spluttery fire sparks.

Origin of spluttery

First recorded in 1865–70; splutter + -y1

Words Nearby spluttery

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How to use spluttery in a sentence

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

    Letters to Helen | Keith Henderson