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NOUN (4)

1. the act of moving back and forth;
[syn: waver, flutter, flicker]

2. abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block;

3. a disorderly outburst or tumult;
- Example: "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
[syn: disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle]

4. the motion made by flapping up and down;
[syn: flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering]


VERB (5)

1. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart;
- Example: "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"
[syn: flit, flutter, fleet, dart]

2. move back and forth very rapidly;
- Example: "the candle flickered"
[syn: flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver]

3. flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements;
- Example: "The seagulls fluttered overhead"

4. beat rapidly;
- Example: "His heart palpitated"
[syn: palpitate, flutter]

5. wink briefly;
- Example: "bat one's eyelids"
[syn: bat, flutter]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flutter \Flut"ter\, v. t. 1. To vibrate or move quickly; as, a bird flutters its wings. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive in disorder; to throw into confusion. [1913 Webster] Like an eagle in a dovecote, I Fluttered your Volscians in Corioli. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flutter \Flut"ter\, n. 1. The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion; vibration; as, the flutter of a fan. [1913 Webster] The chirp and flutter of some single bird --Milnes. . [1913 Webster] 2. Hurry; tumult; agitation of the mind; confusion; disorder. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Flutter wheel, a water wheel placed below a fall or in a chute where rapidly moving water strikes the tips of the floats; -- so called from the spattering, and the fluttering noise it makes. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

flutter n 1: the act of moving back and forth [syn: waver, flutter, flicker] 2: abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block 3: a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused" [syn: disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle] 4: the motion made by flapping up and down [syn: flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering] v 1: move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; "The hummingbird flitted among the branches" [syn: flit, flutter, fleet, dart] 2: move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered" [syn: flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver] 3: flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements; "The seagulls fluttered overhead" 4: beat rapidly; "His heart palpitated" [syn: palpitate, flutter] 5: wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids" [syn: bat, flutter]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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