flutter

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Pronunciation[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
flutter

Third-person singular
flutters

Past tense
fluttered

Past participle
fluttered

Present participle
fluttering

  1. (intransitive) If something flutters, it moves unsteadily quickly right and left or up and down, often because of wind.
    She was very sleepy, but from time to time, her eyes fluttered open.
    The leaves fluttered down from the trees and around the house.
    Three bright flags fluttered in the wind.
    The wind set the leaves of the tree fluttering.
    Leaves flutter when the wind blows.
    A candle flame will flutter if the wind blows.

Noun[change]

Singular
flutter

Plural
flutters

  1. (countable) A flutter is a quick movement up and down or left and right.
  2. (countable) A flutter is the sound of this movement.