aflutter

adjective aflut·ter \ ə-ˈflə-tər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

  1. Her heart was aflutter at the thought of his return.

  2. Jonathan was all aflutter about proposing to Shelley that evening.

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Origin and Etymology of aflutter


AFLUTTER Defined for English Language Learners

aflutter

adjective

Definition of aflutter for English Language Learners

  • : nervously excited


AFLUTTER Defined for Kids

aflutter

adjective aflut·ter \ ə-ˈflə-tər \

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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