verb (used without object)
to talk rapidly and somewhat incoherently, as when confused, excited, or embarrassed:
When pushed for an explanation, he always spluttered.
to make a sputtering sound, or emit particles of something explosively, as water dropped onto a hot griddle.
to fly or fall in particles or drops; spatter, as a liquid.
verb (used with object)
to utter hastily and confusedly or incoherently; sputter:
Out of breath, she spluttered a poor excuse for her lateness.
to spatter (a liquid, small particles, etc.).
to bespatter (someone or something).
spluttering utterance or talk; noise or fuss.
a sputtering or spattering, as of liquid.
to spit out (saliva, food particles, etc) from the mouth in an explosive manner, as through choking or laughing
to utter (words) with spitting sounds, as through rage or choking
Also sputter. to eject or be ejected in an explosive manner: sparks spluttered from the fire
(transitive) to bespatter (a person) with tiny particles explosively ejected: he spluttered the boy next to him with ink
the process or noise of spluttering
spluttering incoherent speech, esp in argument
anything ejected through spluttering
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- Spongy substance
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