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flutter

flut·ter

flutter

 
pronunciation:
fluh tr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: fluttered, fluttering, flutters
definition 1: to wave rapidly back and forth or up and down.
The tail of the kite fluttered in the wind.
similar words:
fly, wave
definition 2: to fly with quick, light wing movements.
A bird fluttered to the roof.
similar words:
flit
definition 3: to beat lightly and quickly.
Jason's heart fluttered when he heard the good news.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quick, light, flapping movement.
We listened to the flutter of the sails in the breeze.
definition 2: a state of excitement or fluster.
The town was in a flutter during the queen's visit.
similar words:
fluster, fuss
derivations: flutteringly (adv.), flutterer (n.)
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