And, oh, occasionally, the golden snitch—a flying spherical ball—will flutter into the proceedings, creating chaos.
Just as suddenly she was gone, leaving a flutter of red curtains.
There are ghosts that may flutter above the stage at the Met.
Instead of kissing, they stick their tongues out and flutter the tips together.
Then they sent us down to the surf for flutter kicks, heads in the waves.
Mr. St. George puts my heart in a flutter, when he asks will I have ice or cream.
There she was found in a flutter of pleasure at the change of scene.
But the sparrow began to flutter about, and stretch out her neck and cried, 'Carter!
I've read a new message in the flutter of this poor fellow's pulse.
Yet I thought I sensed a movement toward me as airy as the flutter of a bird's wing.
Old English floterian "to flutter, fly, flicker, float to and fro, be tossed by waves," frequentative of flotian "to float" (see float (v.)). Related: Fluttered; fluttering. As a noun from 1640s; meaning "state of excitement" is 1740s.
flutter flut·ter (flŭt'ər)
Abnormally rapid pulsation, especially of the atria or ventricles of the heart.