waver, flutter, flickernoun
the act of moving back and forth
abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block
disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfufflenoun
a disorderly outburst or tumult
"they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
flap, flapping, flutter, flutteringverb
the motion made by flapping up and down
flit, flutter, fleet, dartverb
move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
"The hummingbird flitted among the branches"
flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiververb
move back and forth very rapidly
"the candle flickered"
flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements
"The seagulls fluttered overhead"
"His heart palpitated"
"bat one's eyelids"
The act of fluttering.
A state of agitation.
An abnormal rapid pulsation of the heart.
A small bet or risky investment.
To flap or wave quickly but irregularly.
flags fluttering in the wind
Of a winged animal: to flap the wings without flying; to fly with a light flapping of the wings.
To cause something to flap.
Etymology: From floteren, from floterian, flotorian. Cognate with fluttern, fluddern. Related to flutur. More at float.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
An infinite variety of motions are to be made use of in the flutter of a fan: there is the angry flutter, the modest flutter, and the timorous flutter. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 102.
Like an eagle in a dovecoat, I
Flutter’d your Volscians in Corioli. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Etymology: floteran, Saxon; flotter, French.
As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, and spreadeth abroad her wings, so the Lord alone did lead him. Deutr. xxxii. 11.
When your hands untie these strings,
Think you’ve an angel by the wings;
One that gladly will be nigh,
To wait upon each morning-sigh;
To flutter in the balmy air
Of your well-perfumed pray’r. Richard Crashaw.
They fed, and, flutt’ring, by degrees withdrew. Dryden.
Excess muddies the best wit, and only makes it flutter and froth high. Nehemiah Grew.
No rag, no scrap of all the beau or wit,
That once so flutter’d, and that once so writ. Alexander Pope, Dunc.
Ye spirits! to your charge repair;
The flutt’ring fan be Zephyretta’s care. Alexander Pope.
They the tall mast above the vessel rear,
Or teach the flutt’ring sail to float in air. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
The relation being brought him what a glorious victory was got, and with what difficulty, and how long she fluttered upon the wings of doubtful success, he was not surprised. James Howell, Vocal Forest.
It is impossible that men should certainly discover the agreement or disagreement of ideas, whilst their thoughts flutter about, or stick only in sounds of doubtful signification. John Locke.
Esteem we these, my friends! event and chance,
Produc’d by atoms from their flutt’ring dance! Matthew Prior.
Some never arrive at any deep, solid, or valuable knowledge, because they are perpetually fluttering over the surface of things. Isaac Watts.
His thoughts are very fluttering and wandering, and cannot be fixed attentively to a few ideas successively. Isaac Watts.
to vibrate or move quickly; as, a bird flutters its wings
to drive in disorder; to throw into confusion
the act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion; vibration; as, the flutter of a fan
hurry; tumult; agitation of the mind; confusion; disorder
In electronics and communication, flutter is the rapid variation of signal parameters, such as amplitude, phase, and frequency. Examples of electronic flutter are: ⁕Rapid variations in received signal levels, such as variations that may be caused by atmospheric disturbances, antenna movements in a high wind, or interaction with other signals. ⁕In radio propagation, a phenomenon in which nearly all radio signals that are usually reflected by ionospheric layers in or above the E-region experience partial or complete absorption. ⁕In radio transmission, rapidly changing signal levels, together with variable multipath time delays, caused by reflection and possible partial absorption of the signal by aircraft flying through the radio beam or common scatter volume. ⁕The variation in the transmission characteristics of a loaded telephone line caused by the action of telegraph direct currents on the loading coils. ⁕In recording and reproducing equipment, the deviation of frequency caused by irregular mechanical motion, e.g., that of capstan angular velocity in a tape transport mechanism, during operation.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
flut′ėr, v.i. to move about with bustle: to vibrate: to be in agitation or in uncertainty: (obs.) to be frivolous.—v.t. to throw into disorder: to move in quick motions.—n. quick, irregular motion: agitation: confusion: a hasty game at cards, &c. [A.S. flotorian, to float about, from flot, the sea, stem of fléotan, to float.]
The numerical value of flutter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of flutter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
I do not care what car you drive. Where you live. If you know someone who knows someone who knows someone. If your clothes are this year’s cutting edge. If you are A list or B list or never heard of you list. If your trust fund is unlimited. I only care about the words that flutter from your mind. They are the only thing you own. The only thing I will remember you by. I will not fall in love with your bones or skin. I will not fall in love with the places you have been. I will not fall in love with anything but the words that flutter from your extraordinary mind.
It is designed to allow you the time to make a decision – not a ton of time, but enough with modern technology - then you don't need to react to every single flutter of quotes on the Street.
When I sat there, I was in my hair and makeup trailer, and heres what I felt. In my belly, I felt a flutter. I felt like a little butterfly in my stomach, and immediately I knew that I had life inside of me. the doctor says, you see that right there, that little grain of rice ? Thats the baby. You see that other little grain of rice over here ? Thats the other baby.
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- спекулация, пляскане, пляскам с крила, ускорен пулс, възбуда, плющя, пърхане, пърхам, вълнениеBulgarian
- onejarCatalan, Valencian
- flattern, wedelnGerman
- läpyttely, puistella, läpytellä, puistelu, läpytys, tärinä, pikkuveto, lepattaa, räpyttää, lepatus, räpytellä, sydänvärinä, värinäFinnish
- faséyer, voltiger, voleterFrench
- itealaichScottish Gaelic
- angaluppoq, eqquiniunnguaq, issulipoq, isaqqilavoq, erfalavoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- فرتهفرت, شهقهKurdish
- pepe, pīwari, tīonioniMāori
- gokje, dooreenander, hartkloppingen, wapperenDutch
- flakse, blafreNorwegian
- kołatanie, trzepotać, trzepot, palpitacjaPolish
- [[бить]] [[крыло, [[махать]] [[крыло, развеваться, порхатьRussian
- flaxa, fladdraSwedish
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