- 1(Of a bird or other winged creature) fly unsteadily or hover by flapping the wings quickly and lightly: a couple of butterflies fluttered around the gardenMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The hapless bird fluttered and flapped around the astonished patrons whilst desperately trying to gain its freedom.
- Tiny winged creatures flutter about, causing the children to duck and wave their arms.
- Even as a tiny butterfly fluttering about in your garden is a breath-taking sight, imagine scores of them thronging a place in the city's vicinity!
- 1.1 [with object] (Of a bird or other winged creature) flap (its wings) quickly and lightly: the lark fluttered its wings, hoveringMás ejemplos en oraciones
- It was very still, fluttering its wings every now and then.
- Black wings fluttered a hundred times a second to keep her aloft.
- Filmy insects were circling the dusty plant on his desk, their transparent wings fluttering in the lamplight, and rain was trickling down the blue wall.
- 1.2 [with adverbial] Move or fall with a light irregular or trembling motion: the remaining petals fluttered to the groundMás ejemplos en oraciones
- She finally saw him, leaning against the railing, hair fluttering in the light breeze.
- The window was open and the check curtains were fluttering in the light breeze coming in off the water.
- He moved in slow motion, dark cloak fluttering with each deliberate step.
- 1.3 [with adverbial of direction] (Of a person) move restlessly or uncertainly: the hostess fluttered forward to greet her guestsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Children fluttered around, overwhelmed by the sights around them.
- Women fluttered among buzzing auto-rickshaws and brake-screeching scooters.
- Children, teenagers and adults flutter to the local courts in search of enjoyment and exercise.
- 1.4(Of a pulse or heartbeat) beat feebly or irregularly.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- He could see, from the corner of his eye, the pulses fluttering in their throats.
- All do precisely what's expected of them yet fail to really set the pulse fluttering.
- Several of the assassins were still alive, if barely, and their heartbeats fluttered as their lives ebbed slowly away.
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- 1An act of fluttering: there was a flutter of wings at the windowMás ejemplos en oraciones
- One flutter of those eyelashes and waiters are throwing themselves at her feet.
- She gets wasted, hitched, and divorced in the girlie flutter of an eyelash.
- I detected a flutter in the movement of his top lip.
- 1.1A state or sensation of tremulous excitement: Sandra felt a flutter in the pit of her stomach her insides were in a flutterMás ejemplos en oraciones
- It's even possible to feel the excitement and flutter in your stomach when you begin contact that you feel when meeting a potential date for the first time!
- The company's decision to patrol the Net has got you all in a flutter.
- TechReview gets all in a flutter about the new range of ‘value’ drives from Maxtor.
- 1.2 Aeronautics Undesired oscillation in a part of an aircraft under stress.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- In this area he published on the forces on aircraft wings, in particular studying stress and sonic flutter.
- During his brief test flight, Bullard had experienced an episode of flutter.
- The gear problem was quickly corrected but further testing showed that the craft had tail flutter.
- 1.3 Medicine Disturbance of the rhythm of the heart that is less severe than fibrillation: atrial flutter I was diagnosed as having a heart flutterMás ejemplos en oraciones
- It is not uncommon for this rhythm to progress into atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation.
- Patients should be monitored for an exacerbation of atrial fibrillation or flutter, and for increasing ventricular rates.
- The study showed that men who express their anger have a 10 percent greater risk than non-hostile men of developing an atrial fibrillation, a heart flutter.
- 1.4 Electronics Rapid variation in the pitch or amplitude of a signal, especially of recorded sound. Compare with wow2.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Variations in audio playback rate would be discernible as wow and flutter, but slight variations in video playback framerate are not apparent.
- Wow, flutter and scrape flutter in a recording system, in tiny percentages, can be your friend.
- 2British • informal A small bet: a flutter on the horsesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Currently in Australia, online gambling is mostly confined to wagering, a flutter on the races or sports betting.
- Spread betting makes a flutter on the general election more interesting as it's no longer a two horse race, but a prediction of seats won by the party of the punter's choice.
- The occasional flutter on the National Lottery does no real harm to individuals but, as with all gambling, it damages our long-term financial future.
flutter one's eyelashes
- Open and close one’s eyes rapidly in a coyly flirtatious manner.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- She gave him a flirtatious grin, fluttering her eyelashes just a little for effect.
- I stood and watched as she flicked her hair over her shoulder and fluttered her eyelashes at the closest guy.
- Smiling, I tilted my head toward him and fluttered my eyelashes in what I hoped was a flirty manner.
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- As far as the flag thing is concerned, I think it's a good idea to change and the alternatives on offer are varied, colourful and original but I have a difficult time choosing one to replace our colonial flutterer.
- Rachel might be a flutterer who'd clearly heard entirely too many romantic ballads, but she was also an excellent cook.
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- When blood flow is diverted from our digestive systems, our stomachs become slightly deprived of oxygen, resulting in the classic fluttery feeling known as butterflies.
- But as each game progressed, I found myself getting fluttery.
- That's merely a glorified title designed to booster my ego and fill my heart with fluttery feelings - so that I won't follow the more natural impulse and bolt off in despair.
Old English floterian, flotorian, a frequentative form related to fleet4.