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noun flutter pronunciation in British English /ˈflʌtə(r)/
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually singular] a series of short, quick, light movements up and down or from side to side

    There was a flutter of wings as the birds took flight.

  2. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] a series of quick movements of the heart, caused by excitement or nervousness

    Her heart gave a flutter when the phone rang.

  3. 3
    [singular] an excited or nervous state or feeling

    Rachel jumped up in a flutter and ran to the door.

    a flutter of surprise

  4. 4
    [countable] British informal a small bet

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