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1. flutter

noun. ['ˈflʌtɝ'] the act of moving back and forth.

Synonyms

  • movement
  • motion
  • motility
  • waver
  • move

Antonyms

  • defend
  • fall
  • depress
  • desensitise

Etymology

  • floteren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • floterian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Flutter

  • what're
  • stutter
  • sputter
  • clutter
  • sutter
  • shutter
  • schutter
  • rutter
  • putter
  • nutter
  • mutter
  • kutter
  • hutter
  • gutter
  • dutter
  • cutter
  • butter

Example sentences of the word flutter


1. Noun, singular or mass
The kick used in the front crawl is the flutter kick.

2. Verb, base form
Straighten your legs in front of you and quickly flutter kick your feet up and down.

Quotes containing the word flutter


1. Our love went from fly to flower to butterfly, and it was meant to beautifully flutter, not sit still on a shelf like a trophy to be collected.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. Angels walk amongst those with broken wings. Those with broken wings only need to be given a little love before their hearts can flutter and take flight once again.-Amanda Mosher and Jarod Kintz
- Amanda Mosher, liQUID PROse QUOtes

3. I love these pet names,"she said, gazing soulfully up into his eyes, "Nitwit. Sap skull. Termagant. How they make my heart flutter!
- Loretta Chase, Lord of Scoundrels

2. flutter

verb. ['ˈflʌtɝ'] move back and forth very rapidly.

Synonyms

  • quiver
  • flitter
  • waver
  • move back and forth

Antonyms

  • acceleration
  • decelerate
  • fold
  • appear

Etymology

  • floteren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • floterian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. flutter

verb. ['ˈflʌtɝ'] move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart.

Synonyms

  • butterfly
  • dart
  • fleet
  • flit
  • hurry
  • zip
  • travel rapidly

Antonyms

  • retreat
  • boo
  • moving
  • motionlessness

Etymology

  • floteren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • floterian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. flutter

noun. ['ˈflʌtɝ'] a disorderly outburst or tumult.

Synonyms

  • garboil
  • storm
  • hurly burly
  • to-do
  • upheaval
  • storm centre
  • disruption
  • storm center
  • tumultuousness
  • uproar
  • tumult
  • commotion
  • tempest
  • hoo-ha
  • hoo-hah
  • stir
  • disturbance
  • splash
  • kerfuffle
  • convulsion
  • earthquake
  • incident
  • disorder

Antonyms

  • clean
  • basic
  • functional disorder
  • organic disorder

Etymology

  • floteren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • floterian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. flutter

noun. ['ˈflʌtɝ'] abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block.

Synonyms

  • cardiac arrhythmia

Antonyms

  • tidiness
  • orderliness

Etymology

  • floteren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • floterian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. flutter

verb. ['ˈflʌtɝ'] wink briefly.

Synonyms

  • blink
  • wink
  • nictate
  • nictitate

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • linger
  • slow
  • fast

Etymology

  • floteren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • floterian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. flutter

verb. ['ˈflʌtɝ'] flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements.

Synonyms

  • flap

Antonyms

  • immobility
  • immotility

Etymology

  • floteren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • floterian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. flutter

noun. ['ˈflʌtɝ'] the motion made by flapping up and down.

Synonyms

  • wave
  • flapping
  • undulation
  • flap

Antonyms

  • curse
  • bless
  • stand still
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • floteren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • floterian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. flutter

verb. ['ˈflʌtɝ'] beat rapidly.

Synonyms

  • beat
  • palpitate
  • pound

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • unfasten
  • unzip
  • closing

Etymology

  • floteren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • floterian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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