verb (used with or without object)
Origin of flitter1
Related Words for flitteringfly, flop, zip, flit, flicker, wave, skim, swoop, waver, ripple, waggle, dart
Examples from the Web for flittering
Historical Examples of flittering
For an instant nothing happened, save that flittering bits of broken glass shimmered their way to the sand.
Becky Bannister was as white as the doves that were flittering down to the garden pool to drink.The Trumpeter Swan
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
When one saw her flittering among the flowers it was hard to say which was the daintier—the blossoms or Betsy Butterfly.
In fact, she was so accustomed to their flittering after her that usually she paid little heed to them.
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.