fluttered, past tense; flutters, 3rd person singular present; fluttered, past participle; fluttering, present participle;
(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 garden
(with reference to a bird's wings) Flap in such a way
their wings flutter and spread
the lark fluttered its wings, hovering
Move or fall with a light irregular or trembling motion
the remaining petals fluttered to the ground
(of a person) Move restlessly or uncertainly
the hostess fluttered forward to greet her guests
(of a pulse or heartbeat) Beat feebly or irregularly
An act of fluttering
there was a flutter of wings at the window
A state or sensation of tremulous excitement
Sandra felt a flutter in the pit of her stomach
her insides were in a flutter
Undesired oscillation in a part of an aircraft under stress
Disturbance of the rhythm of the heart that is less severe than fibrillation
I was diagnosed as having a heart flutter
Rapid variation in the pitch or amplitude of a signal, esp. of recorded sound
A small bet
a flutter on the horses
flit: move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"
waver: the act of moving back and forth
abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block
flicker: move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
disturbance: a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements; "The seagulls fluttered overhead"
Aeroelasticity is the science which studies the interactions among inertial, elastic, and aerodynamic forces. ...
Flutter is a 2006 anime-style animated short by Howie Shia, co-produced by PPF House and the National Film Board of Canada.
In the field of electronics and communication, flutter is the rapid variation of signal parameters, such as amplitude, phase, and frequency. ...
Flutter is a 2010 British independent dark comedy film about gambling, written by Stephen Leslie and directed by Giles Borg currently filming in England. The film stars Joe Anderson, Ricky Tomlinson, Laura Fraser, Billy Zane, Anna Anissimova and Mark Williams.
The act of fluttering; A state of agitation; An abnormal rapid pulsation of the heart; A small bet or risky investment; To flap or wave quickly but irregularly; Of a winged animal: to flap the wings without flying; to fly with a light flapping of the wings; To cause something to flap
A phenomenon whereby the elevator or aileron control surface begins to oscillate violently in flight. This can sometimes cause the surface to break away from the aircraft and cause a crash. ...
A self-induced oscillating motion of improperly designed rotor blades.
A repetitive echo set up by parallel reflecting surfaces.
Very short rapid variations in tape speed which may result in a jumpy or jittery picture.
The rapid period variation of frequency caused by unsteadiness of the film or tape drive. (Sound)
ineffective contractions of the heart muscles.
One form of rapid heartbeat.
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Self-induced harmonic motion. A self-excited aerodynamic instability that can grow to very large amplitudes of vibrations.
The rapid variation in the signal strength of a station, usually due to propagation variations.
an occasional bet on a horse race (see gee gee's).
actividad sin objeto; alboroto; confusión; movimiento; vibración; ondulación; vuelco del corazón; pestañear; agitar; revolotear; aletear; menear; ondear; palpitar; temblar; batir las alas
slang for a polygraph interrogation, whether investigating, DEBRIEFing, or vetting a subject/suspect. See SWEAT, SQUEEZE, THIRD DEGREE, TRUTH SERUM, LIE DETECTOR, TRADECRAFT.
Quick waver of pitch caused by speed fluctuations in the movement of tapes or discs. Heard as a sort of quiver.