aflutter


aflut·ter

adjective \ə-ˈflə-tər\

: nervously excited

Full Definition of AFLUTTER

1
:  being in a flutter :  fluttering
2
:  nervously excited <all aflutter at the news>
3
:  filled with or marked by the presence of fluttering things <roofs aflutter with flags>

Examples of AFLUTTER

  1. Her heart was aflutter at the thought of his return.
  2. <Jonathan was all aflutter about proposing to Shelley that evening.>

First Known Use of AFLUTTER

1830

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