falteringly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

faltering +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

falteringly (comparative more falteringly, superlative most falteringly)

  1. In a faltering manner; hesitantly, making pauses
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 1, ch. 4
      She spoke falteringly, and concluded with a heavy sigh.