Meaning of “palpitations” in the English Dictionary

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"palpitations" in British English

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palpitationsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌpæl.pɪˈteɪ.ʃənz/ us /ˌpæl.pəˈteɪ.ʃənz/

a condition in which your heart beats too quickly or not regularly:

He ended up in hospital with heart palpitations.
have palpitations humorous

to be very shocked:

My mother will have palpitations when she sees my new boyfriend.

(Definition of “palpitations” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"palpitations" in American English

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palpitationsplural noun

us /ˌpæl·pəˈteɪ·ʃənz/

fast and strong beating of the heart

(Definition of “palpitations” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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