flutter

Part of speech: verb

To shake; agitate; vibrate.

Part of speech: verb

To make the wings vibrate rapidly; move fitfully; be agitated.

Part of speech: noun

The act of fluttering; agitation.

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Usage examples "flutter":

  1. Both of them afterwards came to London: where, in four or five years' time, the father died, leaving the little Titmouse to flutter and hop about in the wide world as best he could. - "Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1.", Samuel Warren.
  2. I could see her ideas flutter like birds to escape me. - "The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  3. When he happened one day to make a careless, absent- minded remark in disapproval of something in the domestic arrangements, she was thrown into such a nervous flutter that he observed it. - "The Grain Of Dust A Novel", David Graham Phillips.