"I can't imagine a better monument to your mother," Miss Hurd said with an uncharacteristic catch in her voice.

Why does the word here use "catch" rather than "catching"? I think that the word put behind "with" should be Ving ?


The word 'catch' in the phrase 'a catch in the voice' is a noun.

a catch in your voice/throat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a short pause that you make when you are speaking, because you feel upset or are beginning to cry

There was a catch in Anne’s voice and she seemed close to tears.

A catch in your voice

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