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Definition of flutter noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] a quick, light movement the flutter of wings with a flutter of her long, dark eyelashes (figurative) to feel a flutter of panic in your stomach
  2. 2[singular] a state of nervous or confused excitement Her sudden arrival caused quite a flutter. to be in a flutter
  3. 3[countable] a very fast heartbeat, caused when someone is nervous or excited Her heart gave a flutter as she went out on stage.
  4. 4[uncountable] (medical) a medical condition in which you have a fast, unsteady heartbeat
  5. 5[uncountable] (technology) rapid changes in the pitch or volume of recorded sound compare wow
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: flutter

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