Definition of halting adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    halting

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈhɔltɪŋ//
     
    [usually before noun]
     
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  1. 1(especially of speech or movement) stopping and starting often, especially because you are not certain or are not very confident synonym hesitant
  2. 2 a halting conversation a toddler's first few halting steps Europe's halting progress toward greater unity
 
adverb “Well…” she began haltingly.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: halting

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