[fawl-ter] /ˈfɔl tər/
verb (used without object)
to hesitate or waver in action, purpose, intent, etc.; give way:
Her courage did not falter at the prospect of hardship.
to speak hesitatingly or brokenly.
to move unsteadily; stumble.
verb (used with object)
to utter hesitatingly or brokenly:
to falter an apology.
the act of faltering; an unsteadiness of gait, voice, action, etc.
a faltering sound.
(intransitive) to be hesitant, weak, or unsure; waver
(intransitive) to move unsteadily or hesitantly; stumble
to utter haltingly or hesitantly; stammer
uncertainty or hesitancy in speech or action
a quavering or irregular sound
mid-14c., of unknown origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse faltrask “be burdened, hesitate, be troubled”), or a frequentative of Middle English falden “to fold,” influenced by fault. Related: Faltered; faltering.
/ˌfɑːˈlʌn/ noun 1. a city in central Sweden: iron and pyrites mines. Pop: 55 009 (2004 est)
- Falun dafa
noun See Falun Gong
[fah-loon koo ng, gong] /ˈfɑ lun ˈkʊŋ, ˈgɒŋ/ noun 1. a Chinese system of meditation, martial-arts exercises, and spiritual teachings. 2. a Chinese sect that practices this system. /ˌfæluːn ˈɡuːŋ/ noun 1. a modern religious movement combining aspects of Buddhism and Taoism, especially the practice of qi gong, founded by Li Hongzhi in 1992 noun […]
[fawl-wel] /ˈfɔl wɛl/ noun 1. Jerry L. 1933–2007, U.S. evangelist and political activist.