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  Definition of flutter
  1. the act of moving back and forth
  2. the motion made by flapping up and down
  3. a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
  4. abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block
  5. wink briefly; "bat one''s eyelids"
  6. move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
  7. beat rapidly; "His heart palpitated"
  8. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
Similar Words: waver, flicker, flap, flapping, fluttering, disturbance, disruption, commotion, stir, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle, bat, flitter, quiver, palpitate, flit, fleet, dart

 

Hyponyms: convulsion, turmoil, upheaval, earthquake, incident, storm, tempest, storm center, storm centre, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboil, butterfly

 

Grouped Verbs: palpitate

 

Derivational Morphology: flicker, waver, flitter, quiver, flit, fleet, dart, falter, fluctuate, vacillate, weave, beat, flap, roll, undulate, wave, palpitate, flapping, fluttering, palpitation

 

Anagrams: truffle, fretful

 

 
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