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Verb
Present participle for to move or cause to move in a rhythmic, flapping motion
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“When cliff swallows collect mud, they flutter their wings above their backs and also elevate their tails.”
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Present participle for to move about restlessly
“Tiny winged creatures flutter about, causing the children to duck and wave their arms.”
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Present participle for to beat strongly or rapidly, especially of the heart
“Her heart began to flutter again as she braced herself for a second look at the dreadful scene.”
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Present participle for to wink or blink
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Present participle for move in an energetic and busy manner
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Present participle for give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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Present participle for to move or glide through the air
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Present participle for to confuse or bewilder
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Present participle for to strike or hit repeatedly
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Present participle for to shine with a sudden intensity
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(literally or figuratively) Present participle for to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
Adjective
Moving or able to move through the air
Adjective
Being agitated by the air
Adjective
Moving in a quivering or pulsating manner
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Allowing the circulation of air
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Lambent or flickering
Noun
An act of flapping or waving, usually quickly and irregularly
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A trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion
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