Synonyms of falter
1 hesitateDictionary • I have not faltered in my quest for a new future.
waver • Some military commanders wavered over whether to support the coup.
vacillate • She is vacillating over whether or not to marry him.
break • Godfrey's voice broke, and halted.
, keep going
, stand firm
, stick at
2 tumbleDictionary • As he neared the house, he faltered.
shake • I stood there, crying and shaking with fear.
tremble • He began to tremble all over.
totter • The balconies begin to tremble and totter in the smoke and fumes.
3 stutterDictionary • Her voice faltered and she had to stop a moment to control it.
stutter • I was trembling so hard, I thought I would stutter when I spoke.
pause • He paused briefly before answering.
stumble • His voiced wavered and he stumbled over his words.
stammer • She stammered her way through an introduction.
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breakIf someone's voice breaks when they are speaking, it changes its sound, for example because they are sad or afraid.
• Godfrey's voice broke, and halted.
pauseIf you pause while you are doing something, you stop for a short period and then continue.
• He paused briefly before answering.
Thesaurus for falter from the Collins English Thesaurus
to be hesitant, weak, or unsure; waver