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Definition 1: the act of moving back and forth - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for flutter in the sense of this definition

(flutter is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Definition 2: the motion made by flapping up and down - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for flutter in the sense of this definition

(flutter is a kind of ...) (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

Definition 3: abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block - [noun denoting state]

(flutter is a kind of ...) an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart

Definition 4: a disorderly outburst or tumult - [noun denoting state]

Samples where flutter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

Synonyms for flutter in the sense of this definition

(flutter is a kind of ...) a disturbance of the peace or of public order

(... is a kind of flutter ) a violent disturbance

"the convulsions of the stock market"

(... is a kind of flutter ) a disturbance that is extremely disruptive

"selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"

(... is a kind of flutter ) a public disturbance

"the police investigated an incident at the bus station"

(... is a kind of flutter ) a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event

"he made a great splash and then disappeared"

(... is a kind of flutter ) a violent commotion or disturbance

"the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away" "it was only a tempest in a teapot"

(... is a kind of flutter ) a center of trouble or disturbance

(... is a kind of flutter ) a state of commotion and noise and confusion

Definition 5: wink briefly - [verb of body]

Samples where flutter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bat one's eyelids

Synonyms for flutter in the sense of this definition

(flutter is a kind of ...) briefly shut the eyes

"The TV announcer never seems to blink"

Definition 6: beat rapidly - [verb of motion]

Samples where flutter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His heart palpitated

Synonyms for flutter in the sense of this definition

(flutter is a kind of ...) move rhythmically

"Her heart was beating fast"

(flutter has a similar meaning as ...) cause to throb or beat rapidly

"Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart"

Definition 7: move back and forth very rapidly - [verb of motion]

Samples where flutter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the candle flickered

Synonyms for flutter in the sense of this definition

(flutter is a kind of ...) move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

Definition 8: move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart - [verb of motion]

Samples where flutter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hummingbird flitted among the branches

Synonyms for flutter in the sense of this definition

(flutter is a kind of ...) move very fast

"The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

(... is a kind of flutter ) flutter like a butterfly

Definition 9: flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements - [verb of motion]

Samples where flutter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The seagulls fluttered overhead

(flutter is a kind of ...) move with a thrashing motion

"The bird flapped its wings" "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"

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