Etymology
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flutter (v.)

Old English floterian "to flutter (of birds), to fly before, flicker, float to and fro, be tossed by waves," frequentative of flotian "to float" (see float (v.)). Meaning "throw (someone) into confusion" is from 1660s. Related: Fluttered; fluttering. As a noun, "quick, irregular motion," from 1640s; meaning "state of excitement" is 1740s. Flutterpate "flighty person" is from 1894.

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Definitions of flutter
1
flutter (v.)
move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart;
Synonyms: flit / fleet / dart
flutter (v.)
move back and forth very rapidly;
Synonyms: flicker / waver / flitter / quiver
flutter (v.)
flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements;
The seagulls fluttered overhead
flutter (v.)
beat rapidly;
Synonyms: palpitate
flutter (v.)
wink briefly;
Synonyms: bat
2
flutter (n.)
the act of moving back and forth;
Synonyms: waver / flicker
flutter (n.)
abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block;
flutter (n.)
a disorderly outburst or tumult;
Synonyms: disturbance / disruption / commotion / hurly burly / to-do / hoo-ha / hoo-hah / kerfuffle
flutter (n.)
the motion made by flapping up and down;
Synonyms: flap / flapping / fluttering
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