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English definition of “halting”

halting

adjective uk   /ˈhɒl.tɪŋ/ us    /ˈhɑːl.t̬ɪŋ/
stopping often while you are saying or doing something, especially because you are nervous: He spoke quietly, in halting English.
haltingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
He spoke haltingly (= often stopping) about his experiences as a hostage.
(Definition of halting from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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