from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Hesitant or wavering: a halting voice.
  • adj. Imperfect; defective: halting verse.
  • adj. Limping; lame.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. prone to pauses or breaks; hesitant; broken
  • v. Present participle of halt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. disabled in the feet or legs
  • adj. fragmentary or halting from emotional strain


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  • My adjectival use: 'His halting speech was evidence of his stroke.'

    August 22, 2011