fluttering fluttering  /f ˈlə tə rɪŋ/


  • (n) the motion made by flapping up and down



  1. The Holy Father was comatose, his pulse weakly fluttering.
  2. Also fluttering to the ground was the fuselage of a single-engine Piper Cherokee Archer that had collided with the DC-9 on the virtually cloudless day.
  3. At once there would be a mass of fluttering, struggling pigeons, with heads protruding through the meshes.


  1. My Corner of the Canyon: Keep On Rockin’ in Topanga

    There’s a lightness about Topanga Days. Something in the air is floaty and festive and fun. It’s as if one is buoyed aloft and carried along by the steady sound of beating drums or the gentle fluttering of fairy wings.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Topanga Messenger

  2. Onslaught of California oak moths

    California oak moths are fluttering around right now, particularly in pockets of Woodside and Portola Valley. They prefer California live oaks, but the moths are so busy mating and laying eggs they will land even in swimming pools.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Almanac

  3. Good first impression

    Like 99.9 percent of Division 1 collegiate softball players, Kelsey Susalla had a few butterflies fluttering around in her stomach when she stepped to the plate for her first official at-bat for the University of Michigan last September.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Garden City Observer


  1. "Right now my heart is fluttering," Dean told reporters over a telephone hook-up in which he thanked the late 49ers coach and general manager Bill Walsh for shaping his career. "I didn't work for this, I worked for the love of the game. To be...
    on Feb 2, 2008 By: Fred Dean Source: Canada.com

  2. "It hit my chest and went down," Ellis said of Richards' shot. "It was a fluttering type of shot that I needed to control, and (Prospal) was able to pounce on it before I was."
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Dan Ellis Source: USA Today

  3. "My eyes have been fluttering on me for the last couple of weeks, and it finally caught me during a game," Damon said. "I definitely don't want that to happen again. We'll see why there's some twitch in there."
    on Jun 12, 2009 By: Johnny Damon Source: MLB.com

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