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1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity
  • the site saw a flutter of construction last month, but nothing's happening now

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2 chiefly British a risky undertaking
  • most people regard the lottery as a harmless flutter

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Synonyms & Antonyms of flutter (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make an irregular series of quick, sudden movements
  • a lonely butterfly fluttering across the lawn

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2 to move or cause to move with a striking motion
  • fluttered my eyelashes as I struck up a conversation with the new guy at work

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The first known use of flutter was before the 12th century

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“Flutter.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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