Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: flutter
IPA transcription: [fl'ʌtɚ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: waver, flutter, flicker
    Meaning: the act of moving back and forth
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: flit, flutter, fleet, dart
    Meaning: move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"
  • Synonyms: flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver
    Meaning: move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
Usage examples
  • His first word made Miss Greeb flutter back to the table like a dove to its nest.
  • His little heart was in a flutter, for he had long given up all thought of seeing her again.
  • Leaving a handkerchief or a short to flutter from a tree, will scare animals of prey for a short time.
  • Instead of doing so, he flew into a great flutter at the recollection of some important business of his own.
  • Jacqueline's eye caught the flutter of the broad banner of the house of Arkell that waved over the rebel camp.
  • With quick sensation now The fuming vapour stings; flutter their hearts, And joy redoubled bursts from every mouth In louder symphonies.
  • Once more the fascination of the man grew big, overwhelmed her. She felt her heart flutter, her consciousness swim, her old terror returning.
  • Where is the laggard so dull as to experience no pleasing flutter at his heart in anticipation of meeting a perfect beauty in a country house.
  • He joked, to give her time to recover from the slight flutter which he had detected in her manner on his proposal to leave; and she caught the tone, and threw the ball back.
  • And in the bitter autumn wind they flutter almost gaily, unceasingly, all these strips of bunting, they wanton in the air, intermingle, and their bright colours shine out more conspicuously.