aflutter

adjective
aflut·ter | \ə-ˈflə-tər \

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

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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.

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During the fest, the Martha Jane Phillips Starr Butterfly Conservatory will be aflutter with winged creatures and tropical plants. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Barbecue and beyond: Nine ways to rock a summer staycation in Kansas City," 27 July 2017 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. Brigid Ashwood, WIRED, "This Week with the GeekMoms," 5 Oct. 2012

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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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The first known use of aflutter was in 1830

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aflutter

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of aflutter

: nervously excited

aflutter

adjective
aflut·ter | \ə-ˈflə-tər \

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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