Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fluttering

1 sense of fluttering

Sense 1
flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering -- (the motion made by flapping up and down)
       => wave, undulation -- ((physics) a movement up and down or back and forth)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flutter

5 senses of flutter

Sense 1
flit, flutter, fleet, dart -- (move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; "The hummingbird flitted among the branches")
       => travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip -- (move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed")

Sense 2
flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver -- (move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered")
       => move back and forth -- (move in one direction and then into the opposite direction)

Sense 3
flutter -- (flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements; "The seagulls fluttered overhead")
       => beat, flap -- (move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky")

Sense 4
palpitate, flutter -- (beat rapidly; "His heart palpitated")
       => beat, pound, thump -- (move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast")

Sense 5
bat, flutter -- (wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids")
       => blink, wink, nictitate, nictate -- (briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink")

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