flutter

All Noun Verb
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  • The next thing was the flutter of her light foot outside among the trees. Cited from Wych Hazel, by Susan and Anna Warner
  • She was quite fluttered when this fine young man spoke to her. Cited from The Goose Girl, by Harold MacGrath
  • Otherwise she would have been in more of a flutter than she was. Cited from The Tale of Henrietta Hen, by Arthur Scott Bailey
  • She rose and fluttered round the walls of the room, looking for something. Cited from Helmet of Navarre, by Bertha Runkle
  • When he came in sight of home he saw a blue flutter at the gate. Cited from Jerome, A Poor Man, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • But the hope hardly fluttered its wings before her reason struck it dead. Cited from Queed, by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • He was no longer helping her mother, and she fluttered about looking for him. Cited from Different Girls, by Various
  • But he held on to his sense, aware of his mother fluttering over him. Cited from The Day of the Beast, by Zane Grey
  • This little woman, with fluttering white hands extended toward him, was his -- his very own! Cited from From the Valley of the Missing, by Grace Miller White
  • When asked how many there were, he pointed to the fluttering leaves above his head. Cited from The War Chief of the Six Nations, by Louis Aubrey Wood
  • Presently she saw him coming, and her heart fluttered in fear at the meeting. Cited from The Pride of Palomar, by Peter B. Kyne
  • "Are you ready?" he called as he fluttered quickly down beside his family. Cited from The Tale of Bobby Bobolink, by Arthur Scott Bailey
  • But always, as they came close to him, he managed to flutter out of reach. Cited from The Curious Book of Birds, by Abbie Farwell Brown
  • And what she read in his look sent a quick, glad flutter into her heart. Cited from The Short Cut, by Jackson Gregory
  • This strange news fluttered about from room to room at the headquarters building. Cited from Under Fire, by Charles King
  • For a less complex woman always flutters through the hour of her departure. Cited from Romance Island, by Zona Gale
  • Just to show her little friends that she could use them as well as ever, she fluttered them about. Cited from Hazel Squirrel and Other Stories, by Howard B. Famous
  • My heart flutters too much to allow me to attend to the subject of your letter. Cited from Jane Talbot, by Charles Brockden Brown
  • The ways of the people who flutter round a theatre are not my ways. Cited from The Ghost, by Arnold Bennett
  • It fluttered to the floor a few feet from where she stood. Cited from Jane Allen: Right Guard, by Edith Bancroft
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Meaning of flutter

  • noun Abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block
  • verb Flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements
    The seagulls fluttered overhead