aflutter

adjective
aflut·​ter | \ ə-ˈflə-tər How to pronounce aflutter (audio) \

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 on the Web Send hearts aflutter with a selection of lingerie that strikes a softly sultry note. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, 1 Feb. 2022 Twitter, too, was aflutter with fashion reactions, and websites across the world splashed wire images of the Duchess across their homepage. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 11 Oct. 2021 The Twitter world was aflutter Sunday morning, immediately after word got out that the Orlando Magic had made former Dallas Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley their 15th head coach franchise history. Chris Hays, orlandosentinel.com, 11 July 2021 Your heart might be aflutter if a special someone moves closer to you. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 21 June 2021 After all, The Queen's Gambit displayed quite an appreciation for design, with fans aflutter over the delightfully 1960s interiors of Beth Harmon's home as well as her increasingly daring—and ever stylish—fashion choices throughout the series. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 4 Dec. 2020 But social media was aflutter with images of lightly walked streets and short waits for attractions. Christopher Palmeri, Fortune, 6 Aug. 2019 But social media was aflutter with images of lightly walked streets and short waits for attractions. Christopher Palmeri, Fortune, 6 Aug. 2019 During the fest, the Martha Jane Phillips Starr Butterfly Conservatory will be aflutter with winged creatures and tropical plants. Sarah Gish, kansascity, 27 July 2017 See More

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First Known Use of aflutter

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aflutter

a- entry 1 + flutter entry 1

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“Aflutter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aflutter. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for aflutter

aflutter

adjective
aflut·​ter | \ ə-ˈflə-tər How to pronounce aflutter (audio) \

Kids Definition of aflutter

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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