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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flap, flapping, flutter, flutteringnoun

    the motion made by flapping up and down


  1. flutteringnoun

    Rapid back and forth waving or oscillation.


  1. fluttering

    Fluttering refers to the process of moving swiftly and lightly in an irregular motion, often back and forth or up and down. It is often used to describe the motion of wings of birds, butterflies or the movement of leaves in the wind. It can also refer to a rapid variation in pitch or volume of sound or quick changes in emotions or feeling. It also can indicate a state of nervous excitement or confusion.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fluttering

    Used in the same sense as flapping.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluttering in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluttering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fluttering in a Sentence

  1. Alphonzo Breland:

    My heart is always fluttering, my head is racing, my mortgage is due now, I have until the 15th and then I get a late fee. I had to cancel the tuition deduction for my daughter's school.

  2. Bill Dunn:

    Once the cold air hit her, I started noticing her eyes fluttering.

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