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 in a Sentence
Her heart was aflutter at the thought of his return.
Jonathan was all aflutter about proposing to Shelley that evening.
Recent Examples of aflutter from the Web
Melissa Wiley is all aflutter because CYBILs season is here — the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards that celebrate the best books (and book apps!) of the past year.
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First Known Use of aflutter
AFLUTTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aflutter for English Language Learners
: nervously excited
AFLUTTER Defined for Kids
Definition of aflutter for Students
1 : flapping quickly The flags were aflutter in the breeze.
2 : very excited and nervous Her heart was aflutter at the thought of his arrival.
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