Definition of flutter :
1. Hurry; tumult; agitation of the mind; confusion; disorder.
2. The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion; vibration; as, the flutter of a fan.
3. To drive in disorder; to throw into confusion.
4. To vibrate or move quickly; as, a bird flutters its wings.
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flicker (part of speech: verb)
- Lucy saw nothing to account for Berry's excessive flutter. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- The lips flutter breathlessly apart. - "A Terrible Secret", May Agnes Fleming.
- There was a soft flutter of wings, and the groaning ceased; but the wailing in the woods went on, upon a scale of rising agony. - "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.