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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage); The noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively v. - Spit up in an explosive manner; Utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage.

Usage examples (31)
  • The mayor's face went red, and he began to splutter.
  • Candles began to splutter and went out, lamps smoked.
  • Through a red haze I saw the match splutter, and go out.
  • Then, with a final hiss and splutter, the fire died away. for more
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