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British English: /ˈflʌtə/
American English: /ˈflədər/

Translation of flutter in French:


  • 1 (rapid movement)
    (of wings, lashes) battement (m)
    (of leaves, papers) voltigement (m)
    (of flags, bunting) flottement (m)
    with a flutter of her eyelashes
    d'un battement de cils
  • 2 (stir) a flutter of excitement/panic
    un surcroît d'excitation/de panique
    to be all in ou of a flutter (British English)
    être tout en émoi
    to cause a flutter
    causer l'émoi
  • 3 (British English) [informal] (bet)to have a flutter on the horses
    faire un petit pari aux courses
    she likes the odd flutter
    elle aime bien parier de temps en temps
    to have a flutter on the Stock Exchange
    faire une spéculation à la Bourse

transitive verb

  • 1 (beat) the bird/moth fluttered its wings
    l'oiseau/le papillon de nuit battait des ailes

intransitive verb

  • 1 (beat) the bird's wings still fluttered
    l'oiseau battait encore des ailes
  • 3 (move rapidly)
    (flag, bunting, ribbons)
    (clothes, curtains, fans, hand)
    (eyelids, lashes)
    flags fluttered in the breeze/above the streets/from the mast
    des drapeaux flottaient au vent/au-dessus des rues/sur le mât
  • 4 (spiral)
    also: flutter down
    (petals, leaves)
    tomber en voltigeant
  • 5 (beat irregularly)
    palpiter (with de)
    battre faiblement
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