how to pronounce falter


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the above transcription of falter is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

falter is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of falter in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… understand why did you ever falter and …”

meanings of falter


  1. To stammer; to utter with hesitation, or in a weak and trembling manner.
  2. To hesitate in purpose or action.
  3. To lose faith or vigor; to doubt or abandon (a cause).
  4. To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; said of the mind or of thought.
  5. To cleanse or sift, as barley.
  6. To waver or be unsteady; to weaken or trail off.
  7. To stumble.


  1. Unsteadiness.

falter frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word falter occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics falter can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that falter can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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