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English definition of “halting”

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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