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Synonyms for flutter

Synonyms for flutter

to move or cause to move about while being fixed at one edge

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to move through the air with or as if with wings

to move quickly, lightly, and irregularly like a bird in flight

to move (one's arms or wings, for example) up and down

Synonyms for flutter

the act of moving back and forth

abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm)

the motion made by flapping up and down

move along rapidly and lightly

move back and forth very rapidly

flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements

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beat rapidly

wink briefly

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References in classic literature ?
At the same moment the bird fluttered down upon the hat and once more sat snugly on her eggs.
Tiny birds twittered, and now and then fluttered from tree to tree.
Some of the paper people were on the street, walking along or congregated in groups and talking together; but as soon as they saw the strangers they all fluttered into the houses as fast as they could go, so as to be out of danger.
Here fluttered many an outland pennon, bearing symbol and blazonry from the banks of the Danube, the wilds of Lithuania and the mountain strongholds of Hungary; for chivalry was of no clime and of no race, nor was any land so wild that the fame and name of the prince had not sounded through it from border to border.
"My man," she said, looking at me for an instant with tremulous lids which fluttered down and veiled her eyes as she snuggled her head against my breast with a happy little sigh.