flutter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “flutter” in the English Dictionary

"flutter" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ˈflʌt.ər/  us   /ˈflʌt̬.ɚ/

flutter verb (MOVE)

[I or T] to make a ​series of ​quickdelicatemovements up and down or from ​side to ​side, or to ​cause something to do this: Brightly ​colouredflags were fluttering in the ​breeze. Leaves fluttered down onto the ​path. Butterflies fluttered about in the ​sunshine. A ​whitebirdpoised on a ​wire and fluttered ​itswings.

flutter verb (HEART/STOMACH)

[I] If ​yourheart or ​stomach flutters, you ​feelslightlyuncomfortable because you are ​excited or ​nervous: Every ​time I ​think about my ​exams my ​stomach flutters!


uk   /ˈflʌt.ər/  us   /ˈflʌt̬.ɚ/

flutter noun (EXCITEMENT)

[C usually singular] a ​shortperiod of ​excitedactivity: The ​publication of her first ​novel last ​springcaused a flutter of ​excitement.

flutter noun (MONEY)

[C usually singular] UK informal a ​smallbet (= ​moneyrisked), ​especially on a ​horserace: Auntie Paula ​likes to have a ​bit of a flutter on the ​horses.

flutter noun (MOVEMENT)

[S] a ​quickup-and-downmovement
(Definition of flutter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flutter" in American English

See all translations

flutterverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈflʌt̬·ər/
to move in ​quick, ​irregularmotions, or to ​cause something to move this way: [I] The ​flags fluttered in the ​breeze. If ​yourheart flutters, it ​beatsfaster than ​usual, often from ​excitement.

flutternoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈflʌt̬·ər/
a ​quick, ​irregularmovement: There was a flutter of ​wingsoverhead.
(Definition of flutter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flutter" in Business English

See all translations

flutternoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈflʌtər/ UK informal
a ​smallamount of ​money that someone ​risks on a bet or ​investment: take/have a flutter on sth Many ​people nowadays take a flutter on ​commodities and ​foreignexchange.
(Definition of flutter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of flutter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


stylish and fashionable

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

dolla noun
dolla noun
September 28, 2015
slang money Can I have some dolla?

Read More