Meaning of “halting” in the English Dictionary

"halting" in British English

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haltingadjective

uk /ˈhɒl.tɪŋ/ us /ˈhɑːl.t̬ɪŋ/
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 starting repeatedly, as if lacking confidence:

His mind is clear, but his speech is slow and halting.

(Definition of “halting” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)