flutter - definition and synonyms


Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

present tense
present participlefluttering
past tensefluttered
past participlefluttered
  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

    Alexandra’s hands were fluttering around his head.

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

       Synonyms and related words
       Synonyms and related words
  3. 3
    [intransitive] if your heart or pulse flutters, its regular movements suddenly become quicker because you are excited or nervous