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splutterverb [I]

uk   /ˈsplʌt.ər/  us   /ˈsplʌt̬.ɚ/
(of a ​person) to ​speak in a ​quick and ​confused way, ​producingshort, ​unclearnoises because of ​surprise, ​anger, etc., or (of a ​person or thing) to make a ​series of ​noisessimilar to this: The ​oldgentleman was spluttering withindignation. [+ speech] "But, er ... when, um, ... how?" he spluttered. She took too ​big a ​gulp of ​whisky and ​started to ​cough and splutter.
noun [C] uk   us  
(Definition of splutter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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