Definition of Flutter in English :

Define Flutter in English

Flutter meaning in English

Meaning of Flutter in English

Pronunciation of Flutter in English

Flutter pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of flutter


1. flicker, flutter, waver

the act of moving back and forth

2. flutter

abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block

3. commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do

a disorderly outburst or tumult

Example Sentences:
'they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused'

4. flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering

the motion made by flapping up and down


5. dart, fleet, flit, flutter

move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

Example Sentences:
'The hummingbird flitted among the branches'

6. flicker, flitter, flutter, quiver, waver

move back and forth very rapidly

Example Sentences:
'the candle flickered'

7. flutter

flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements

Example Sentences:
'The seagulls fluttered overhead'

8. flutter, palpitate

beat rapidly

Example Sentences:
'His heart palpitated'

9. bat, flutter

wink briefly

Example Sentences:
'bat one's eyelids'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of flutter
to wave or cause to wave rapidly; flap
2. (intransitive)
(of birds, butterflies, etc) to flap the wings
3. (intransitive)
to move, esp downwards, with an irregular motion
4. (intransitive) pathology
(of the auricles of the heart) to beat abnormally rapidly, esp in a regular rhythm
to be or make nervous or restless
6. (intransitive)
to move about restlessly
7. swimming
to cause (the legs) to move up and down in a flutter kick or (of the legs) to move in this way
8. (transitive) British informal
to wager or gamble (a small amount of money)
a quick flapping or vibrating motion
a state of nervous excitement or confusion
excited interest; sensation; stir
12. British informal
a modest bet or wager
13. pathology
an abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (200 to 400 beats per minute), esp in a regular rhythm, sometimes resulting in heart block
14. electronics
a slow variation in pitch in a sound-reproducing system, similar to wow but occurring at higher frequencies
a potentially dangerous oscillation of an aircraft, or part of an aircraft, caused by the interaction of aerodynamic forces, structural elastic reactions, and inertia
16. swimming flutter kick
17. Also called: flutter tonguing music
a method of sounding a wind instrument, esp the flute, with a rolling movement of the tongue

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see synonyms of flutter
verb intransitive
to flap the wings rapidly, as in short flight or without flying at all
to wave or vibrate rapidly and irregularly
a flag fluttering in the wind
to move with quick vibrations, flaps, etc.
to be in a state of tremulous excitement; tremble; quiver
to move restlessly; bustle
verb transitive
to cause to move in quick, irregular motions
to throw into a state of excitement, alarm, or confusion
a fluttering movement; vibration
a state of excitement or confusion
a condition of the heart in which the contractions are very rapid but generally regular
a potentially destructive vibration of a part of an aircraft, as the wing, caused by aerodynamic forces
12.  British
a small gamble or speculation
a rapid fluctuation in the amplitude of a reproduced sound
see also wow2
a flicker in the image on a television screen

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of flutter
v. flut·tered, flut·ter·ing, flut·ters
1. To wave or flap rapidly in an irregular manner: curtains that fluttered in the breeze.
a. To fly by a quick light flapping of the wings.
b. To flap the wings without flying.
3. To move or fall in a manner suggestive of tremulous flight: "Her arms rose, fell, and fluttered with the rhythm of the song" (Evelyn Waugh).
4. To vibrate or beat rapidly or erratically: My heart fluttered wildly.
5. To move quickly in a nervous, restless, or excited fashion; flit.
To cause to flutter: "fluttering her bristly black lashes as swiftly as butterflies' wings" (Margaret Mitchell).
1. The act of fluttering.
2. A condition of nervous excitement or agitation: Everyone was in a flutter over the news that the director was resigning.
3. A commotion; a stir.
4. Medicine Abnormally rapid pulsation, especially of the atria or ventricles of the heart.
5. Rapid fluctuation in the pitch of a sound reproduction resulting from variations in the speed of the recording or reproducing equipment.
6. Chiefly British A small bet; a gamble: "If they like a flutter, Rick will get them better odds than the bookies" (John le Carré).

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