flitter

verb
flit·​ter | \ ˈfli-tər How to pronounce flitter (audio) \
flittered; flittering; flitters

Definition of flitter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

flitter

noun

Definition of flitter (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that flits

Synonyms for flitter

Synonyms: Verb

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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 Scrub jays are those large blue birds that flitter around urban and wild L.A. Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2021 And what better way to celebrate spring than walking through an atrium flittering with colorful butterflies? BostonGlobe.com, 4 Apr. 2018 How about hexagonal gridding that evokes a honeycomb forged by flittering bees? Lee Williams, OregonLive.com, 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, 14 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Physics contains equations that describe everything from the stretching of space-time to the flitter of photons. Quanta Magazine, 16 Jan. 2018 More than 1,000 butterflies flitter among a natural-rock waterfall, palms, and even orchids. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, 12 June 2018 See More

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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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“Flitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flitter. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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