verb (used with or without object)
Examples from the Web for flittering
For an instant nothing happened, save that flittering bits of broken glass shimmered their way to the sand.
Tubby remarked, as they stood there with their eyes riveted on the flittering monster of the air.The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields|Lieut. Howard Payson
It was pitch dark, but all around them glowed millions of tiny lights, flittering here and there.The Boy Chums in the Florida Jungle|Wilmer M. Ely
In fact, she was so accustomed to their flittering after her that usually she paid little heed to them.
When one saw her flittering among the flowers it was hard to say which was the daintier—the blossoms or Betsy Butterfly.
British Dictionary definitions for flittering
Word Origin and History for flittering
1540s, from flit with frequentative suffix. Flitter-mouse (1540s) is occasionally used in English, in imitation of German fledermaus "bat," from Old High German fledaron "to flutter." Related: Flittered; flittering. As a noun, from 1892.