Synonyms for flutter

Synonyms for (noun) flutter

Synonyms: waver, flicker, flutter

Definition: the act of moving back and forth

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: flutter, fluttering, flap, flapping

Definition: the motion made by flapping up and down

Similar words: undulation, wave

Definition: (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth


Synonyms: disruption, disturbance, to-do, commotion, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle

Definition: a disorderly outburst or tumult

Usage: they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

Similar words: disorder

Definition: a disturbance of the peace or of public order


Synonyms: flutter

Definition: abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block

Similar words: arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia

Definition: an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart

Synonyms for (verb) flutter

Synonyms: bat, flutter

Definition: wink briefly

Usage: bat one's eyelids

Similar words: wink, blink, nictate, nictitate

Definition: briefly shut the eyes

Usage: The TV announcer never seems to blink


Synonyms: waver, quiver, flitter, flutter, flicker

Definition: move back and forth very rapidly

Usage: the candle flickered

Similar words: move back and forth

Definition: move in one direction and then into the opposite direction


Synonyms: flutter, palpitate

Definition: beat rapidly

Usage: His heart palpitated

Similar words: pound, thump, beat

Definition: move rhythmically

Usage: Her heart was beating fast


Synonyms: dart, flit, flutter, fleet

Definition: move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

Usage: The hummingbird flitted among the branches

Similar words: zip, travel rapidly, hurry, speed

Definition: move very fast

Usage: The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed


Synonyms: flutter

Definition: flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements

Usage: The seagulls fluttered overhead

Similar words: flap, beat

Definition: move with a thrashing motion

Usage: The bird flapped its wings; The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky