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Meaning & Definition of Flutter in English

English

Flutter

/flətər/

noun

1. The act of moving back and forth

    synonym:
  • waver
  • ,
  • flutter
  • ,
  • flicker

2. Abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm)

  • Can result in heart block
    synonym:
  • flutter

3. A disorderly outburst or tumult

  • "They were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
    synonym:
  • disturbance
  • ,
  • disruption
  • ,
  • commotion
  • ,
  • flutter
  • ,
  • hurly burly
  • ,
  • to-do
  • ,
  • hoo-ha
  • ,
  • hoo-hah
  • ,
  • kerfuffle

4. The motion made by flapping up and down

    synonym:
  • flap
  • ,
  • flapping
  • ,
  • flutter
  • ,
  • fluttering

verb

1. Move along rapidly and lightly

  • Skim or dart
  • "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"
    synonym:
  • flit
  • ,
  • flutter
  • ,
  • fleet
  • ,
  • dart

2. Move back and forth very rapidly

  • "The candle flickered"
    synonym:
  • flicker
  • ,
  • waver
  • ,
  • flitter
  • ,
  • flutter
  • ,
  • quiver

3. Flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements

  • "The seagulls fluttered overhead"
    synonym:
  • flutter

4. Beat rapidly

  • "His heart palpitated"
    synonym:
  • palpitate
  • ,
  • flutter

5. Wink briefly

  • "Bat one's eyelids"
    synonym:
  • bat
  • ,
  • flutter

Examples of using

He makes young girls' hearts flutter.