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

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The 'Queen's Gambit' Effect: Everyone Wants a Chess Set Now," 4 Dec. 2020 But social media was aflutter with images of lightly walked streets and short waits for attractions. Christopher Palmeri, Fortune, "Disney Shares Fall After Missing Profit Estimates," 6 Aug. 2019 But social media was aflutter with images of lightly walked streets and short waits for attractions. Christopher Palmeri, Fortune, "Disney Shares Fall After Missing Profit Estimates," 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, "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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Last Updated

17 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Aflutter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aflutter. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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aflutter

adjective
How to pronounce aflutter (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of aflutter

: nervously excited

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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