flutter

[ fluht-er ]
/ ˈflʌt ər /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to cause to flutter; vibrate; agitate.
to throw into nervous or tremulous excitement; cause mental agitation; confuse.

noun

Origin of flutter

before 1000; Middle English floteren, Old English floterian, frequentative of flotian to float

SYNONYMS FOR flutter

2 See fly1.
10 flurry, twitter, stir, dither.

OTHER WORDS FROM flutter

flut·ter·er, nounflut·ter·ing·ly, adverbun·flut·tered, adjectiveun·flut·ter·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fluttered

flutter
/ (ˈflʌtə) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of flutter

flutterer, nounflutteringly, adverb

Word Origin for flutter

Old English floterian to float to and fro; related to German flattern; see float
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Medicine definitions for fluttered

flutter
[ flŭtər ]

n.

Abnormally rapid pulsation, especially of the atria or ventricles of the heart.
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