Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sputter

2 senses of sputter

Sense 1
spatter, spattering, splatter, splattering, sputter, splutter, sputtering -- (the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire")
       => noise -- (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels")

Sense 2
sputter, splutter -- (an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage))
       => utterance, vocalization -- (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sputter

5 senses of sputter

Sense 1
sputter -- (make an explosive sound; "sputtering engines")
       => pop -- (make a sharp explosive noise; "The cork of the champagne bottle popped")

Sense 2
sputter -- (cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed; "The solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the dust")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter -- (climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling)
       => climb -- (move with difficulty, by grasping)

Sense 4
sputter, splutter -- (utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage)
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")

Sense 5
splutter, sputter, spit out -- (spit up in an explosive manner)
       => expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out -- (discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth)

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