What is another word for fluttering?

Pronunciation: [flˈʌtəɹɪŋ] (IPA)

Fluttering is commonly associated with the flapping movements of butterflies and birds. However, there are numerous synonyms that describe similar movements in different contexts. For instance, the words flitting, quivering, shaking, oscillating, and shuddering can be used to describe a fluttering movement in inanimate objects such as leaves, curtains or flags. Similarly, the words fidgeting, jittering, and wriggling can also describe rapid, restless or nervous movement of the body or parts of it. In summary, synonyms for fluttering may vary depending on the context of the movement, but they all share the essence of rapid, shaking or quivering movements.

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  • Forward Entailment

    • Verb, gerund or present participle
      waving.
  • Other Related

    • Verb, gerund or present participle
      flying.

What are the hypernyms for Fluttering?

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Usage examples for Fluttering

She held out her hand; he felt it fluttering for a moment in his strong grasp, but alas!
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
It was feebly fluttering.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
The tiny hands lifted for a moment, hung, and then like fluttering leaves, fell down on to the counterpane.
"Fortitude"
Hugh Walpole

Famous quotes with Fluttering

  • The elusive nature of love... it can be such a fleeting thing. You see it there and it's just fluttering and it's gone.
    Mick Jagger
  • There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • I hated historical novels with fluttering cloaks.
    Jeanette Winterson
  • A "Bandwagon Effect" is a most common phenomenon wherein the rate of uptake of any beliefs and misbeliefs increases the more that those have already been adopted by others in the society. Shallow people will get carried away by what others do, and will always hop on the bandwagon. You mustn't get swayed by what others do or tell you to do, and mustn't jump on the bandwagon. You must stand with your own values, confidently, and without fluttering, even though you have to stand alone - because you are the Gold, and the Gold must maintain her Color, Character and Charisma that set the highest standards for others.
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
  • The normal process of life contains moments as bad as any of those which insane melancholy is filled with, moments in which radical evil gets its innings and takes its solid turn. The lunatic's visions of horror are all drawn from the material of daily fact. Our civilization is founded on the shambles, and every individual existence goes out in a lonely spasm of helpless agony. If you protest, my friend, wait till you arrive there yourself! … Here on our very hearths and in our gardens the infernal cat plays with the panting mouse, or holds the hot bird fluttering in her jaws. Crocodiles and rattlesnakes and pythons are at this moment vessels of life as real as we are; their loathsome existence fills every minute of every day that drags its length along; and whenever they or other wild beasts clutch their living prey, the deadly horror which an agitated melancholiac feels is the literally right reaction on the situation.
    William James

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