Pronunciation: (splut'ur),[key] —v.i. 1. to talk rapidly and somewhat incoherently, as when confused, excited, or embarrassed: When pushed for an explanation, he always spluttered. 2. to make a sputtering sound, or emit particles of something explosively, as water dropped onto a hot griddle.
3. to fly or fall in particles or drops; spatter, as a liquid.
—v.t. 1. to utter hastily and confusedly or incoherently; sputter: Out of breath, she spluttered a poor excuse for her lateness. 2. to spatter (a liquid, small particles, etc.).
3. to bespatter (someone or something).
—n. 1. spluttering utterance or talk; noise or fuss.
2. a sputtering or spattering, as of liquid.