flitter

verb
flit·​ter | \ˈfli-tər \
flittered; flittering; flitters

Definition of flitter 

(Entry 1 of 2)

flitter

noun

Definition of flitter (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that flits

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Synonyms for flitter

Synonyms: Verb

dance, dart, flick, flicker, flirt, flit, flutter, zip

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Examples of flitter in a Sentence

Verb

the birds flittered back and forth between the backyard feeder and the safety of the trees

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

And what better way to celebrate spring than walking through an atrium flittering with colorful butterflies? BostonGlobe.com, "A real spring break for families," 4 Apr. 2018 How about hexagonal gridding that evokes a honeycomb forged by flittering bees? Lee Williams, OregonLive.com, "In 'Constellations,' love gains multiple, dizzying dimensions (review)," 21 May 2017 But few have paid attention to the moths, hover flies, beetles, and countless other insects that buzz and flitter through the warm months. Pam Mandel, Longreads, "Sometimes You’re the Bug. Far Fewer Times, of Late.," 14 May 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

More than 1,000 butterflies flitter among a natural-rock waterfall, palms, and even orchids. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Secret gardens: A global tour of hidden urban oases," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of flitter

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1554, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flitter

Verb

frequentative of flit

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The first known use of flitter was in the 15th century

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