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Definition of Flutter

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flap, wave; (about the heart) beat; vibrate, tremble, quiver; confuse, agitate; run about aimlessly
flapping or fluttering movement; agitated state, nervousness, excitedness; commotion; abnormally fast heartbeat; rapid change in pitch
Flutter Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
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Flutter Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

flutter
\flut"ter\, n.
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.
flutter
\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.
flutter
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 block
3. a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused" [syn: disturbance, disruption, commotion, turmoil, stir, hurly burly, to-do]


4. the motion made by flapping up and down [syn: flap, flapping, fluttering]
v 1: move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart [syn: flit, fleet, dart]
2: move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle [syn: flicker, waver, flitter, quiver]
3: beat rapidly, of the heart [syn: palpitate]
4: wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids" [syn: bat]








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English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dychlamu = v. to flutter
Gnes = n. a flutter, a hover
Simp = n. a fickle state; a flutter
Tarwain = v. to gush; to flutter
Ysgwyd = n. a shake, a flutter, v. to shake, to flutter, n. a shield; a target
Australian Slang
butterfly (jocular spoonerism, punning on the phrase "flutter by")
London Slang
an occasional bet on a horse race (see gee gee's).
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the act of moving back and forth
(synonym) waver, flicker
(hypernym) motion, movement, move, motility
(derivation) flicker, waver, flitter, quiver
2. abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block
(hypernym) cardiac arrhythmia, arrhythmia
(derivation) palpitate
3. a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
(synonym) disturbance, disruption, commotion, stir, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle
(hypernym) disorder
(hyponym) convulsion, turmoil, upheaval
4. the motion made by flapping up and down
(synonym) flap, flapping, fluttering
(hypernym) wave, undulation

Verb
1. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
(synonym) flit, fleet, dart
(hypernym) travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip
(hyponym) butterfly
(derivation) waver, flicker
2. move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
(synonym) flicker, waver, flitter, quiver
(hypernym) move back and forth
(derivation) waver, flicker
3. beat rapidly; "His heart palpitated"
(synonym) palpitate
(hypernym) beat, pound, thump
(verb-group) palpitate
4. wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids"
(synonym) bat
(hypernym) blink, wink, nictitate, nictate
Flutter Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of flying
Also known as Aviatophobia
Flutter Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
Rapid variation of signal parameters, such as amplitude, phase, and frequency. (188 ) Note: Examples of flutter are (a) rapid variations in received signal levels, such as variations that may be caused by atmospheric disturbances, antenna movements in a high wind, or interaction with other signals, (b) in radio propagation, a phenomenon in which nearly all radio signals that are usually reflected by ionospheric layers in or above the E-region experience partial or complete absorption, (c) in radio transmission, rapidly changing signal levels, together with variable multipath time delays, caused by reflection and possible partial absorption of the signal by aircraft flying through the radio beam or common scatter volume, (d) the variation in the transmission characteristics of a loaded telephone circuit caused by the action of telegraph direct currents on the loading coils, (e) in recording and reproducing equipment, the deviation of frequency caused by irregular mechanical motion, e.g., that of capstan angular velocity in a tape transport mechanism, during operation.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
The rapid movement of engine valves. See bounce .
Flutter Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Digital Video (DV) & video edit terms / Eng2Eng v1.0 (web compilation)
In sound, rapid period variation of frequency caused by unsteadiness of the film or tape drive.
Flutter Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Flutter may refer to:
In technology
  • Aeroelastic flutter, a rapid self-feeding motion, potentially destructive, excited by aerodynamic forces, in aircraft structures, control surfaces and bridge engineering
  • Flutter (company), a gesture recognition technology company acquired by Google in 2013
  • Flutter (electronics and communication), any rapid variation of signal parameters

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Flutter Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Amateur Radio Glossary
Rapid variation in the signal strength of a station, usually due to propagation variations.
Flutter Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
A rapid and periodic variation in tape speed.
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The DJ Glossary
1) High-frequency pitch variations in program material due to speed fluctuations in a recorder or playback unit. Often expressed as "wow and flutter".
Stanton Magnetics
film and video
The rapid period variation of frequency caused by unsteadiness of the film or tape drive. (Sound)
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