1. waver, flutter, flicker, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: the act of moving back and forth

2. flutter, cardiac arrhythmia, arrhythmia

usage: abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block

3. disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle, disorder

usage: a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

4. flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering, wave, undulation

usage: the motion made by flapping up and down


1. flit, flutter, fleet, dart, travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip

usage: move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"

2. flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver, move back and forth

usage: move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"

3. flutter, beat, flap

usage: flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements; "The seagulls fluttered overhead"

4. palpitate, flutter, beat, pound, thump

usage: beat rapidly; "His heart palpitated"

5. bat, flutter, blink, wink, nictitate, nictate

usage: wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids"

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