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[fluht-uh-ree] /ˈflʌt ə ri/
fluttering; apt to flutter.
Origin of fluttery
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at flutter, -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I'd felt the fluttery rasp of his heart muscle as it had strained against my lift.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • You like a girl who is helpless and fluttery, who can be patronized.

    The Short Line War Samuel Merwin
  • He just gets all fluttery when a girl takes away his masculine prerogative to make cleverly lewd witticisms.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • He began his fluttery elbow movements again and looked around at Dotty with a triumphant smile.

    The Old Martians Roger Phillips Graham
  • Betsy wondered if she really always had been as fluttery as this.

    Understood Betsy Dorothy Canfield
  • Then the ends of the ribbons can trail down the sides of the programmes sort of fluttery and graceful.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston
  • He had been given only a mild shock, but it had been enough for his fluttery, cranky heart.

    Watchbird Robert Sheckley
  • The housing is of a light, fluttery material, probably covering an armour of chain-mail.

  • The day following, in one of Billy's "fluttery wrappers," as she called them, she walked all about the room.

    Miss Billy Eleanor H. Porter
British Dictionary definitions for fluttery


flapping rapidly; fluttering
showing nervousness or excitement
light or insubstantial
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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