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Other Flutter Definition

[n] the act of moving back and forth
[n] the motion made by flapping up and down
[n] a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
[n] abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block
[v] wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids"
[v] move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
[v] beat rapidly; "His heart palpitated"
[v] move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

Misc. Definitions

\Flut"ter\, v. t.
1. To vibrate or move quickly; as, a bird flutters its wings.
2. To drive in disorder; to throw into confusion. Like an eagle in a dovecote, I Fluttered your Volscians in Corioli. --Shak.
\Flut"ter\, n.
1. The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion; vibration; as, the flutter of a fan. The chirp and flutter of some single bird --Milnes. .
2. Hurry; tumult; agitation of the mind; confusion; disorder. --Pope. {Flutter wheel}, a water wheel placed below a fall or in a chute where rapidly moving water strikes the tips of the floats; -- so called from the spattering, and the fluttering noise it makes.

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