fluttering

noun flut·ter·ing \ ˈflə-tər-iŋ \

Definition of fluttering

plural flutterings
: a quick wavering or flapping movement or sensation
  • felt a fluttering in his stomach
  • That's about as small as the perturbation of air produced by the fluttering of a butterfly's wings …
  • —Gary Taubes

First Known Use of fluttering

14th century

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