Translation of splutter in Spanish:


chisporroteo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsplʌtə//ˈsplədər/


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    (of flames, fat) chisporroteo masculine
    (of engine) resoplido masculine
    • She nodded, understanding, ignoring Aaron's splutters of indignation.
    • All this, including conversations à trois at cross-purposes, with three-way splutters, is supposed to make the play more interesting but merely makes it all the more annoying.
    • The words came out in short excited little splutters.
    • With a final awkward splutter, the flame barrier vanished.
    • As it turned out, the opening 45 minutes of the film are by far the most entertaining; the coughs and splutters come later.
    • A spindly old man produced a bagpipe and blew it in competition with the flutist, beginning in wild, warlike tones and ending with an ignominious splutter and hiss.
    • Each splutter sprayed scarlet beads over her ghost-white frame, and over Raven when Nelly snatched at her shoulders in an attempt to steady herself.
    • He couldn't help but think it strange that she greeted him in a splutter.
    • No sobs or splutters or hiccoughs spilled from her trembling lip, although, her lip did tremble.
    • I find myself increasingly irritated by the occasional coughs and splutters of the audience.
    • Beth started the old car and after and few coughs, and splutters, it began to move.
    • Steve and Andy stand in front of us and collapse into ridiculous splutters.
    • They wait for what seems an eternity in the waiting area amongst a baby's cries, coughs, splutters and a awkward, piercing, silence.
  • 2

    (of speech)
    he replied with a splutter of rage contestó barbotando / farfullando de rabia

intransitive verb

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    (fat/fire) chisporrotear
    (fire/fat) crepitar
    (engine) resoplar
    • Will I emerge gasping and spluttering, bleary-eyed; or will I learn to hold my breath, to close my eyes?
    • You will find it splutters around, sometimes spitting spots of fuel from the exhaust, not seeming very impressive.
    • Vic looked at them as a sooty Tom coughed and spluttered.
    • The heater coughed and spluttered loudly and we both laughed nervously, trying to ease the tension.
    • It overheated, it clunked, it smoked, stuttered, spluttered and on more than one occasion - blew up.
    • She began to cough and splutter sickly, the urge to do so appearing quite abruptly.
    • But be warned - take a deep breath before you push that button or, like me, you could find yourself gasping and spluttering amid a thick mist of spray.
    • Kara sipped the one he handed her and spluttered.
    • Matt spluttered, letting a small bit of his beer spill from his mouth, ‘I thought he took out the cameras!’
    • Trying to scramble back onto the bank all grace aside, she kicked and spluttered.
    • Her nostrils flare and she splutters, frothing bubbles from her nose, laying a thick trail of wrong wayed fluid in her wind pipe, but holding in the cough; drinking, and putting everything else on hold.
    • ‘It wasn't much, around seven million,’ she paused as the Inspector choked and spluttered.
    • I run this by Mrs Webber who splutters for a second.
    • Julia splutters as she swallows the last sip of her wine.
    • As the Boss choked and spluttered for air he fished in his pocket for something.
    • At last the tractor began to spit and splutter in protest and Papa and I knew that our efforts had nearly paid off.
    • Norwood coughed and spluttered, trying to speak.
    • I gave a gasping cry and began breathing heavily, then choked and spluttered for his benefit.
    • His brother spluttered all the way to the table but to no avail.
    • The man choked and spluttered, but didn't answer.
  • 2

    (person) resoplar
    (person) (in anger, embarrassment etc) farfullar
    (person) (in anger, embarrassment etc) barbotar
    he was spluttering with indignation farfullaba / barbotaba de indignación
    • she finally surfaced, spluttering and gasping for breath finalmente salió a la superficie, resoplando y tratando de recobrar el aliento
    • I spluttered, ‘Well, if it bothers you, Jacquiline, I won't go with her.’
    • ‘Oh God,’ I spluttered, as I leapt to my feet and rushed to the bathroom.
    • ‘There are tragic things that happen all over the world’, he spluttered.
    • ‘Kara - Kara Sarris,’ he finally spluttered the words out.
    • Patrick spluttered, ‘You, you had no right to trick me like this.’
    • ‘It's absolutely scandalous,’ he splutters.
    • It must have been too much for him that he could only splutter, ‘I don't believe it!
    • The lips of the sentinel quivered as he spluttered out the words: ‘I - apologise, my Lord!’
    • That didn't matter, though, as the infuriated lord proceeded to splutter his way through a listing of the problems.
    • ‘You,’ he splutters, turning red in the face, ‘you've drugged her!’

transitive verb

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    (threat/reply) mascullar
    (reply/threat) farfullar