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flutter Explained

flutter at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


flutter at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. floterian "float to and fro, be tossed by waves," freq. of fleotan "to fleet" (see fleet (n.)). ///

flutter at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [Language: Old English; Origin: floterian]//
1 [I and T] if a bird or insect flutters, or if it flutters its wings, it flies by moving its wings lightly up and down: --A small bird fluttered past the window.//
2 [I] to make small gentle movements in the air: --Dead leaves fluttered slowly to the ground.// --The flag fluttered in the light breeze.//
3 [I] if your heart or your stomach flutters, you feel very excited or nervous:
4 [I] if your eyelids flutter, they move slightly when you are asleep: --Her eyelids fluttered but did not open.//
5 flutter your eyelashes (at sb): if a woman flutters her eyelashes at a man, she looks at him and moves her eyes to make herself attractive to him//
flutter 2 n [singular]
1 a feeling of being nervous, confused, or excited: in a flutter// --She was all in a flutter.// --His sudden resignation caused quite a flutter.//
2 a flutter of sth: a sudden feeling that is not very strong// --She felt a flutter of curiosity.//
3 a light gentle movement: flutter of// --a flutter of wings//
4 have a flutter: BrE informal to risk a small amount of money on the result of something such as a horse race// have a bet//

flutter at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

371 Moby Thesaurus words for "flutter":
Bebung, addle, addle the wits, ado, agiotage, agitate, agitation,
arbitrage, arrhythmia, asking price, ball up, barrage,
bearish prices, beat, beat a ruffle, beat a tattoo, beating,
becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, befuddlement, bewilder, bewilderment,
bicker, bid price, birdies, blooping, blurping, bob, bobble,
book value, bother, botheration, brandish, bug, bullish prices,
burst, bustle, buying in, buzz about, call price, careen, chaos,
closing price, cloud, coggle, commotion, confuse, confusion, dance,
dancing, dangle, dash, daze, dazzle, decline, didder,
discombobulate, discombobulation, discomfit, discomfiture,
discompose, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertion, disorder,
disorganization, disorganize, disorient, disorientation, disquiet,
disquietude, distortion, disturb, disturbance, dither, dithers,
drive, drum, drum music, drumbeat, drumfire, drumming, electrify,
embarrass, embarrassment, entangle, equity capital, face value,
falter, feedback, feery-fary, ferment, fidget, fidgetiness,
fidgets, fit, fixed price, flap, flapping, flash price, flaunt,
flick, flicker, flickering, flickering light, flier, flip,
flip out, flit, flitter, float, flop, flourish, fluctuate,
fluctuating, fluctuation, flummox, flurry, fluster, flusteration,
flustration, flutteriness, fluttering, fly, fog, foofaraw,
freak out on, frenzy, fret, fuddle, fuddlement, fuss, fussiness,
get high on, glancing light, glow, go pitapat, gutter, haste,
have the fidgets, have the shakes, haze, heartbeat, heartthrob,
heave, heaving, helter-skelter, high, hissing, hover, howling,
hubbub, hullabaloo, hum, hurry, hurry about, hurry-scurry, hustle,
inquietude, issue par, issue price, jar, jerk, jolt, jumble, jump,
lambency, lather, librate, light show, liquidation, low, lurch,
maelstrom, make a fuss, market price, market value, maze, mess,
mist, mix up, moider, motorboating, muddle, muddlement,
nominal value, nutate, offering price, opening price, oscillate,
oscillating, oscillation, palpitate, palpitation, pant, panting,
par, par value, paradiddle, parity, patter, pendulate, perplexity,
perturb, perturbation, pitapat, pitch, pitter-patter, play,
play of light, plunge, pother, pound, pounding, price,
profit taking, pucker, pulsate, pulsation, pulse, put out,
put price, quake, quaking, quaver, quavering, quiver, quivering,
quotation, quoted price, race, raise hell, rally, rat-a-tat,
rat-tat, rat-tat-tat, rataplan, rattattoo, rattle, reel, resonate,
restlessness, rhythm, rock, roll, round trade, rub-a-dub, ruff,
ruffle, rumble, rush, rush about, rush around, scalping, scamper,
scramble, scratching, scurry, scuttle, settling price, shake,
shake up, shakes, shaking, shiver, shivers, shock, shredding,
shudder, shuffle, slat, sound a tattoo, spasm, spatter,
speculation, splatter, splutter, spot sale, spurt, sputter,
squeals, squirm, staccato, stagger, stated value, static, stew,
stir, stockjobbery, stockjobbing, swag, sway, sweat, swell,
swell with emotion, swing, swings, swirl, swivet, tat-tat, tattoo,
tear around, tempo, thrill, thrill to, throb, throbbing,
throw into confusion, thrum, thump, thumping, tingle,
tingle with excitement, tizzy, to-do, tom-tom, toss, toss and turn,
tremble, trembling, tremolando, tremolant, tremolo, tremor,
trepidation, trepidity, trill, trillet, trilleto, trillo, trouble,
tumble, tumult, turn, turn on to, twist and turn, twitch, twitter,
twitteration, undulate, unquiet, unrest, unsettle, unsettlement,
upset, vacillate, vacillating, vacillation, venture,
venture capital, vibrate, vibrato, vortex, wag, waggle, wave,
waver, waving, whirl, whistles, whiz about, wield, wiggle, wigwag,
wobble, woomping, wow, wowwows, wriggle, writhe

flutter at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Changeableness): fluctuate, vary, waver, flounder, flicker, flitter, flit, flutter, shift, shuffle, shake, totter, tremble, vacillate, oscillate, alternate.

[V] (Haste): haste, hasten, make haste, press on, press forward, hurry, dart to and fro, bustle, flutter, scramble, plunge, plunge headlong, rush.

flutter at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
1 to move lightly and quickly; to make sth move in this way:
[V] Flags fluttered in the breeze. * Her eyelids fluttered but did not open. * [VN] He fluttered his hands around wildly. * She fluttered her eyelashes at him (= tried to attract him in order to persuade him to do sth).
2 [V, VN] when a bird or an insect flutters its wings, or its wings flutter, the wings move lightly and quickly up and down
3 [V +adv./prep.] (of a bird or an insect) to fly somewhere moving the wings quickly and lightly:
The butterfly fluttered from flower to flower.
4 [V] (of your heart, etc.) to beat very quickly and not regularly:
I could feel a fluttering pulse. * (figurative) The sound of his voice in the hall made her heart flutter. * (figurative) He felt his stomach flutter (= he felt nervous) when they called his name.
1 [C, usually sing.] a quick, light movement:
the flutter of wings * with a flutter of her long, dark eyelashes * (figurative) to feel a flutter of panic in your stomach
2 [C, usually sing.] ~ (on sth) (BrE, informal) a small bet:
to have a flutter on the horses
3 [sing.] a state of nervous or confused excitement:
Her sudden arrival caused quite a flutter. * to be in a flutter / to be all of a flutter
4 [C] a very fast, unsteady HEARTBEAT:
Her heart gave a flutter when she saw him.
5 [U] (technical) the rapid changing of PITCH or volume of recorded sound

Flutter at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flutter \Flut"ter\, v. t.
1. To vibrate or move quickly; as, a bird flutters its wings.

2. To drive in disorder; to throw into confusion.

Like an eagle in a dovecote, I Fluttered your
Volscians in Corioli. --Shak.

Flutter \Flut"ter\, n.
1. The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion;
vibration; as, the flutter of a fan.

The chirp and flutter of some single bird --Milnes.

2. Hurry; tumult; agitation of the mind; confusion; disorder.

{Flutter wheel}, a water wheel placed below a fall or in a
chute where rapidly moving water strikes the tips of the
floats; -- so called from the spattering, and the
fluttering noise it makes.

flutter at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

flutter at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=flutter (disambiguation)



From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » floteren|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » floterian|lang=ang, Inter: term » flotorian||to float about, flutter|lang=ang. Cognate with Inter: etyl » nds|- Inter: term » fluttern|lang=nds, Inter: term » fluddern||to flutter|lang=nds and Inter: etyl » sq|- Inter: term » flutur||butterfly|lang=sq. More at Inter: l » en|float.


* flūtter /flʌɾŗ/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-flutter.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ʌtə(r)


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: intransitiv » e To flap or wave quickly but irregularly.
    1. : flags fluttering in the wind
    2. Inter: quote-book » year=1907|author=Category: w - :Robert W. Chambers|Robert Chambers

    |title=The Younger Set
    |passage=Long after his cigar burnt bitter, he sat with eyes fixed on the blaze. When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; … .
    1. Inter: intransitiv » e Of a winged animal: to flap the wings without flying; to fly with a light flapping of the wings.
    2. 1900, Inter: w » L. Frank Baum, Inter: w » The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    3. : Banks of gorgeous flowers were on every hand, and birds with rare and brilliant plumage sang and fluttered in the trees and bushes.
    4. Inter: transitiv » e To cause something to flap.


      Inter: trans-top » to flap or wave quickly

  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|třepetat
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|wapperen
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lepattaa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|voleter, Inter: t+ » fr|voltiger, Inter: t+ » fr|faséyer
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|flattern
  • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|angaluppoq, Inter: t- » kl|erfalavoq (in the wind), issulipoq (in the wind)
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|شه‌قه‌|tr=sheqe|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: t- » ku|فرته‌فرت|tr=firtefirt|sc=ku-Arab

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|blafre
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|trzepotać
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|развеваться|tr=razvevát’sja, Inter: t+ » ru|порхать|tr=porxát’
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|ondear
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|fladdra

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to flap the wings without flying
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|撲扇|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|扑扇|tr=pūshan|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|läpytellä
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|wedeln
    • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|isaqqilavoq
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|شه‌قه‌|tr=sheqe|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: t- » ku|فرته‌فرت|tr=firtefirt|sc=ku-Arab

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|flakse
  • Russian: бить крыльями (bit’ krýl’jami), махать крыльями (maxát’ krýl’jami)
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|itealaich
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|flaxa

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to cause something to flutter
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|puistella
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|شه‌قه‌|tr=sheqe|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: t- » ku|فرته‌فرت|tr=firtefirt|sc=ku-Arab

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: wikipedi » a
    Inter: en-nou » n
  • The act of fluttering.
    1. A state of agitation.
    2. An abnormal rapid pulsation of the heart.
    3. Inter: Britis » h A small bet or risky investment.
    4. 1915: Category: w - :W. Somerset Maugham|W. Somerset Maugham, Category: w - :Of Human Bondage|Of Human Bondage, Ch. 93
    5. : "Oh, by the way, I heard of a rather good thing today, New Kleinfonteins; it's a gold mine in Rhodesia. If you'd like to have a flutter you might make a bit."
    6. So with his victory odds currently at 14/1 or 3/1 for the podium, hes still most certainly well worth a flutter...'' - Gray Matter: How will Schu do?

      Derived terms

      * flutter in the dovecote

  • flutterby


    Inter: trans-top » act of fluttering
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|lepatus, Inter: t- » fi|läpyttely, Inter: t- » fi|läpytys, Inter: t- » fi|puistelu

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|trzepot|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » state of agitation
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|dooreenander|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|värinä, Inter: t- » fi|tärinä

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » abnormal rapid pulsation of heart
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|hartkloppingen|p
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|värinä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|kołatanie|n, Inter: t- » pl|palpitacja|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » small bet
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|gokje|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|eqquiniunnguaq

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » flutter
    Translation: fr » flutter
    Translation: ko » flutter
    Translation: io » flutter
    Translation: it » flutter
    Translation: kn » flutter
    Translation: hu » flutter
    Translation: mg » flutter
    Translation: ml » flutter
    Translation: my » flutter
    Translation: pl » flutter
    Category: simple:flutter -
    Translation: fi » flutter
    Translation: tl » flutter
    Translation: ta » flutter
    Translation: te » flutter
    Translation: vi » flutter
    Translation: zh » flutter