Pronunciation: (fôl'tur),[key] —v.i. 1. to hesitate or waver in action, purpose, intent, etc.; give way: Her courage did not falter at the prospect of hardship. 2. to speak hesitatingly or brokenly.
3. to move unsteadily; stumble.
—v.t. to utter hesitatingly or brokenly: to falter an apology.
—n. 1. the act of faltering; an unsteadiness of gait, voice, action, etc.
2. a faltering sound.