Definition of flitter in English:


Line breaks: flit|ter
Pronunciation: /ˈflɪtə


[no object, with adverbial of direction]
Move quickly in an apparently random or purposeless manner: her fingers flittered over the sheets
More example sentences
  • Her mother paused and several expressions Helene couldn't identify flittered quickly across her face.
  • The spell was broken, the notes flittered away as quickly as they had come back to her.
  • Someone's fingers flittered across her hand, and she knew it was him.


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A fluttering movement: the flash and flitter of coloured wings
More example sentences
  • The manic warbler was back in force atop the still leafless weeping cherry, with a flitter of potential girlfriends darting among the bamboo still bent over from the recent snow.
  • I'm honestly not that interested, as it was just the flitter of a thought that coalesced recently and I was mostly throwing it out here to see if there was any weight to it.
  • Other than a gash of red banners over the communal table - and the flitter of phosphorescing fish in the tanks that separate the dining room from the kitchen - it is a color-free zone.


late Middle English: frequentative of flit.

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