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flutter

flut·ter

flutter

 
 
pronunciation:
fluh tr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: fluttered, fluttering, flutters
definition 1: to move swiftly back and forth or up and down in a jerky or irregular manner; flap.
The banners fluttered in the wind.
similar words:
fluctuate, fly, tremble, wave, waver
definition 2: to fly with light, swift wing movements or to move the wings lightly and swiftly up and down in flight, as a bird.
similar words:
flit
definition 3: to beat or pulsate swiftly or irregularly.
Her heart fluttered when she heard the news.
definition 4: to move about restlessly, nervously, aimlessly, or excitedly; flit.
similar words:
flit
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to flutter; wave, beat, or agitate.
similar words:
bat, fluctuate
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fluttering motion.
similar words:
flit, ruffle, wave
definition 2: a state or the result of agitation or excitement; fluster or flurry; commotion.
similar words:
fluster, fuss, lather
definition 3: an irregular beating, as of the heart.
similar words:
palpitation
definition 4: a distortion in the sound of a recording, due to fluctuations in speed.
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derivations: flutteringly (adv.), flutterer (n.)
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