Part of speech: noun

Rapid and irregular pulsation.

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Usage examples "palpitation":

  1. Palpitation of the heart is scarcely more than a solicitous noting of the fact that the heart is beating. - "Health Through Will Power", James J. Walsh.
  2. He did not seem to be at all put out at anything I said and the inquiries I made with regard to your spitting of blood, and moreover desired me to ask you to send him a correct account of all your sensations and symptoms concerning the palpitation and the spitting and the cough- if you have any. - "Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends", John Keats.
  3. With the intermission came palpitation, a dry mouth, and a vague impression of Laroche's biting truths anent Anton's stupidity as a composer, and his strange influence over hard- headed Nicholas. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.