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verb flutter pronunciation in British English /ˈflʌtə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyflutter
he/she/itflutters
present participlefluttering
past tensefluttered
past participlefluttered

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to move up and down or from side to side with short, quick, light movements, or to make something move in this way

    Thousands of spectators fluttered Olympic and national flags.

    Alexandra’s hands were fluttering around his head.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to move through the air with short, quick, light movements

      Autumn leaves fluttered to the ground.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if a bird or insect flutters its wings, or if its wings flutter, the wings make short, quick, light movements up and down
    1. a.
      [intransitive] if a bird or insect flutters somewhere, it moves by making short, quick, light movements with its wings
      flutter around/from/against:

      Attracted by the light, moths fluttered against the windows.

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