Pronunciation: (flut'ur), [key]
1. to wave, flap, or toss about: Banners fluttered in the breeze.
2. to flap the wings rapidly; fly with flapping movements.
3. to move in quick, irregular motions; vibrate.
4. to beat rapidly, as the heart.
5. to be tremulous or agitated.
6. to go with irregular motions or aimless course: to flutter back and forth.

1. to cause to flutter; vibrate; agitate.
2. to throw into nervous or tremulous excitement; cause mental agitation; confuse.

1. a fluttering movement: He made little nervous flutters with his hands.
2. a state of nervous excitement or mental agitation: a flutter of anticipation.
3. See flutter kick.
4. Audio.a variation in pitch resulting from rapid fluctuations in the speed of a recording. Cf. wow2 (def. 1).
5. Chiefly Brit.a small wager or speculative investment.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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