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English noun: flutter

1. flutter (act) the act of moving back and forth


Synonymsflicker, waver


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

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


Broader (hypernym)arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia

3. flutter (state) a disorderly outburst or tumult


SamplesThey were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused.


Synonymscommotion, disruption, disturbance, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do


Broader (hypernym)disorder


Narrower (hyponym)convulsion, earthquake, garboil, incident, splash, stir, storm, storm center, storm centre, tempest, tumult, tumultuousness, turmoil, upheaval, uproar

4. flutter (event) the motion made by flapping up and down


Synonymsflap, flapping, fluttering


Broader (hypernym)undulation, wave


English verb: flutter

1. flutter (motion) move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart


SamplesThe hummingbird flitted among the branches.


ExamplesThe crowds flutter in the streets, The streets flutter with crowds


Synonymsdart, fleet, flit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)hurry, speed, travel rapidly, zip


Narrower (hyponym)butterfly

2. flutter (motion) move back and forth very rapidly


SamplesThe candle flickered.


Synonymsflicker, flitter, quiver, waver


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)move back and forth

3. flutter (motion) flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements


SamplesThe seagulls fluttered overhead.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)beat, flap

4. flutter (motion) beat rapidly


SamplesHis heart palpitated.


Synonymspalpitate


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)beat, pound, thump


Verb grouppalpitate

5. flutter (body) wink briefly


SamplesBat one's eyelids.


Synonymsbat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blink, nictate, nictitate, wink









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