To speak or say with involuntary pauses or blocks, often with rapid repetitions of syllables or initial sounds, as temporarily from excitement, embarrassment, etc. or chronically
To come upon accidentally or unexpectedly:
To throw out anything, as little jets of steam, with a noise like that made by one sputtering.
Hesitate is defined as to pause before deciding, acting or speaking.
Find another word for stuttered. In this page you can discover 7 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for stuttered, like: faltered, stammered, bumbled, stumbled, sputtered, hesitated and continued.