What does flutter mean?

Definitions for flutter
ˈflʌt ərflut·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word flutter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. waver, flutter, flicker(noun)

    the act of moving back and forth

  2. flutter(noun)

    abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block

  3. disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle(noun)

    a disorderly outburst or tumult

    "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

  4. flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering(verb)

    the motion made by flapping up and down

  5. flit, flutter, fleet, dart(verb)

    move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

    "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"

  6. flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver(verb)

    move back and forth very rapidly

    "the candle flickered"

  7. flutter(verb)

    flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements

    "The seagulls fluttered overhead"

  8. palpitate, flutter(verb)

    beat rapidly

    "His heart palpitated"

  9. bat, flutter(verb)

    wink briefly

    "bat one's eyelids"

Wiktionary

  1. flutter(Noun)

    The act of fluttering.

    Etymology: From floteren, from floterian, flotorian. Cognate with fluttern, fluddern. Related to flutur. More at float.

  2. flutter(Noun)

    A state of agitation.

    Etymology: From floteren, from floterian, flotorian. Cognate with fluttern, fluddern. Related to flutur. More at float.

  3. flutter(Noun)

    An abnormal rapid pulsation of the heart.

    Etymology: From floteren, from floterian, flotorian. Cognate with fluttern, fluddern. Related to flutur. More at float.

  4. flutter(Noun)

    A small bet or risky investment.

    Etymology: From floteren, from floterian, flotorian. Cognate with fluttern, fluddern. Related to flutur. More at float.

  5. flutter(Verb)

    To flap or wave quickly but irregularly.

    flags fluttering in the wind

    Etymology: From floteren, from floterian, flotorian. Cognate with fluttern, fluddern. Related to flutur. More at float.

  6. flutter(Verb)

    Of a winged animal: to flap the wings without flying; to fly with a light flapping of the wings.

    Etymology: From floteren, from floterian, flotorian. Cognate with fluttern, fluddern. Related to flutur. More at float.

  7. flutter(Verb)

    To cause something to flap.

    Etymology: From floteren, from floterian, flotorian. Cognate with fluttern, fluddern. Related to flutur. More at float.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flutter(verb)

    to vibrate or move quickly; as, a bird flutters its wings

  2. Flutter(verb)

    to drive in disorder; to throw into confusion

  3. Flutter(noun)

    the act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion; vibration; as, the flutter of a fan

  4. Flutter(noun)

    hurry; tumult; agitation of the mind; confusion; disorder

Freebase

  1. Flutter

    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

  1. Flutter

    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.]

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How to say flutter in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flutter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flutter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of flutter in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Lopez:

    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.

  2. Chief Executive Roman Ginis:

    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.

  3. Andre Jordan:

    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.

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Translations for flutter

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  • вълнение, пърхане, възбуда, пляскам с крила, плющя, спекулация, пърхам, пляскане, ускорен пулсBulgarian
  • onejarCatalan, Valencian
  • třepetatCzech
  • flagrenDanish
  • wedeln, flatternGerman
  • ondearSpanish
  • räpytellä, värinä, sydänvärinä, lepatus, räpyttää, lepattaa, puistelu, läpyttely, läpytellä, läpytys, puistella, tärinä, pikkuvetoFinnish
  • voltiger, faséyer, voleterFrench
  • itealaichScottish Gaelic
  • eqquiniunnguaq, issulipoq, angaluppoq, isaqqilavoq, erfalavoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • فرته‌فرت, شه‌قه‌Kurdish
  • pīwari, pepe, tīonioniMāori
  • dooreenander, hartkloppingen, wapperen, gokjeDutch
  • blafre, flakseNorwegian
  • palpitacja, kołatanie, trzepot, trzepotaćPolish
  • порхать, [[махать]] [[крыло, [[бить]] [[крыло, развеватьсяRussian
  • flaxa, fladdraSwedish
  • لہراناUrdu

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