flutter - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “flutter”

See all translations

flutter

verb uk   /ˈflʌt.ər/  us   /ˈflʌt̬.ɚ/

flutter verb (MOVE)

[I or T] to make a series of quick delicate movements up and down or from side to side, or to cause something to do this: Brightly coloured flags were fluttering in the breeze. Leaves fluttered down onto the path. Butterflies fluttered about in the sunshine. A white bird poised on a wire and fluttered its wings.

flutter verb (HEART/STOMACH)

[I] If your heart or stomach flutters, you feel slightly uncomfortable because you are excited or nervous: Every time I think about my exams my stomach flutters!

flutter

noun uk   /ˈflʌt.ər/  us   /ˈflʌt̬.ɚ/

flutter noun (EXCITEMENT)

flutter noun (MONEY)

[C usually singular] UK informal a small bet (= money risked), especially on a horse race: Auntie Paula likes to have a bit of a flutter on the horses.

flutter noun (MOVEMENT)

(Definition of flutter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of flutter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “flutter” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More