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haltingadjective

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

"halting" in American English

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haltingadjective

 us   /ˈhɔl·tɪŋ/
(esp. of ​speech or ​movement) ​slow, ​stopping and ​startingrepeatedly, as if ​lackingconfidence: His ​mind is ​clear, but his ​speech is ​slow and halting.
(Definition of halting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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