- 1[transitive, intransitive] to speak quickly and with difficulty, making soft spitting sounds, because you are angry or embarrassed synonym sputter + speech (out) “But, but…you can't!” she spluttered. splutter (with something) Her father spluttered with indignation.
- 2[intransitive] to make a series of short explosive sounds synonym sputter She fled from the blaze,coughing and spluttering.
NAmE//ˈsplʌt̮ər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they splutter
he / she / it splutters
past simple spluttered
-ing form spluttering