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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flutter  \Flut"ter\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  vibrate  or  move  quickly;  as  a  bird  flutters  its  wings. 
 
  2.  To  drive  in  disorder;  to  throw  into  confusion. 
 
  Like  an  eagle  in  a  dovecote,  I  Fluttered  your 
  Volscians  in  Corioli  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flutter  \Flut"ter\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  fluttering;  quick  and  irregular  motion; 
  vibration;  as  the  flutter  of  a  fan. 
 
  The  chirp  and  flutter  of  some  single  bird  --Milnes. 
  . 
 
  2.  Hurry;  tumult;  agitation  of  the  mind;  confusion;  disorder. 
  --Pope. 
 
  {Flutter  wheel},  a  water  wheel  placed  below  a  fall  or  in  a 
  chute  where  rapidly  moving  water  strikes  the  tips  of  the 
  floats;  --  so  called  from  the  spattering,  and  the 
  fluttering  noise  it  makes 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flutter 
  n  1:  the  act  of  moving  back  and  forth  [syn:  {waver},  {flicker}] 
  2:  the  motion  made  by  flapping  up  and  down  [syn:  {flap},  {flapping}, 
  {flopping},  {fluttering}] 
  v  1:  move  along  rapidly  and  lightly;  skim  or  dart  [syn:  {flit},  {fleet}, 
  {dart}] 
  2:  move  back  and  forth  very  rapidly,  as  of  a  candle  [syn:  {flicker}, 
  {waver},  {flitter},  {quiver}] 
  3:  beat  rapidly,  of  the  heart  [syn:  {palpitate}] 
  4:  wink  briefly;  "bat  one's  eyelids"  [syn:  {bat}] 




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