flut·ter /ˈflətɚ/ 名詞
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.
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.
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.
n 1: the act of moving back and forth [syn: waver, flicker]
2: abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart
(especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart
3: a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the
furious disturbance they had caused" [syn: disturbance,
disruption, commotion, stir, hurly burly, to-do,
hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle]
4: the motion made by flapping up and down [syn: flap, flapping,
v 1: move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart [syn: flit, fleet,
2: move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
[syn: flicker, waver, flitter, quiver]
3: beat rapidly; "His heart palpitated" [syn: palpitate]
4: wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids" [syn: bat]