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aflutter

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adjective aflut·ter \ə-ˈflə-tər\

Simple Definition of aflutter

  • : nervously excited

Full Definition of aflutter

  1. 1 :  being in a flutter :  fluttering

  2. 2 :  nervously excited <all aflutter at the news>

  3. 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.>



1830

First Known Use of aflutter

1830


AFLUTTER Defined for Kids

aflutter

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adjective aflut·ter \ə-ˈflə-tər\

Definition of aflutter

  1. 1 :  flapping quickly <The flags were aflutter in the breeze.>

  2. 2 :  very excited and nervous <Her heart was aflutter at the thought of his arrival.>




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