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English definition of “halting”


adjective     /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 .Moving unsteadily or with difficultyHesitatingUncertaintyWays of talking haltingly     /-li/ adverb He spoke haltingly (= often stopping ) about his experiences as a hostage .HesitatingUncertainty
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