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flit·ter

 (flĭt′ər)
intr.v. flit·tered, flit·ter·ing, flit·ters
To flutter.

[Frequentative of flit.]

flitter

(ˈflɪtə)
vb
a less common word for flutter

flit•ter1

(ˈflɪt ər)

v.i., v.t.
[1535–45]

flit•ter2

(ˈflɪt ər)

n.
a person or thing that flits.
[1550–60]

flitter


Past participle: flittered
Gerund: flittering

Imperative
flitter
flitter
Present
I flitter
you flitter
he/she/it flitters
we flitter
you flitter
they flitter
Preterite
I flittered
you flittered
he/she/it flittered
we flittered
you flittered
they flittered
Present Continuous
I am flittering
you are flittering
he/she/it is flittering
we are flittering
you are flittering
they are flittering
Present Perfect
I have flittered
you have flittered
he/she/it has flittered
we have flittered
you have flittered
they have flittered
Past Continuous
I was flittering
you were flittering
he/she/it was flittering
we were flittering
you were flittering
they were flittering
Past Perfect
I had flittered
you had flittered
he/she/it had flittered
we had flittered
you had flittered
they had flittered
Future
I will flitter
you will flitter
he/she/it will flitter
we will flitter
you will flitter
they will flitter
Future Perfect
I will have flittered
you will have flittered
he/she/it will have flittered
we will have flittered
you will have flittered
they will have flittered
Future Continuous
I will be flittering
you will be flittering
he/she/it will be flittering
we will be flittering
you will be flittering
they will be flittering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flittering
you have been flittering
he/she/it has been flittering
we have been flittering
you have been flittering
they have been flittering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flittering
you will have been flittering
he/she/it will have been flittering
we will have been flittering
you will have been flittering
they will have been flittering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flittering
you had been flittering
he/she/it had been flittering
we had been flittering
you had been flittering
they had been flittering
Conditional
I would flitter
you would flitter
he/she/it would flitter
we would flitter
you would flitter
they would flitter
Past Conditional
I would have flittered
you would have flittered
he/she/it would have flittered
we would have flittered
you would have flittered
they would have flittered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.flitter - move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
move back and forth - move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

flitter

verb
1. To move (one's arms or wings, for example) up and down:
2. To move quickly, lightly, and irregularly like a bird in flight:
3. To move through the air with or as if with wings:
References in classic literature ?
`Far away up the desolate slope I heard a harsh scream, and saw a thing like a huge white butterfly go slanting and flittering up into the sky and, circling, disappear over some low hillocks beyond.
We didn't have no trouble about snags; the lightning was glaring and flittering around so constant that we could see them plenty soon enough to throw her head this way or that and miss them.
In the tradition of the rhythmic pop that has become a staple of both Sheeran's and Bieber's sound, the track's beat comes courtesy of an acoustic snare that paces the vocals in almost a flittering fashion.
As a boy, Lilly perfected his shooting skills on moving targets like buzzards and bats, darting bees, and flittering songbirds.
"We were flittering around for 10 years and he transferred us into coming out of nowhere to win an All-Ireland title and we were at the end of our careers, a lot of us," Kerins explains.
For this Hungarian-born British novelist, there are no sweeping canyons, no dry breezes, no sensuous breaths flittering out from the lips of a beautiful woman, no twilight beams refracting off the cobblestone streets, no shifty eyes betraying a greater truth.
people, every makeout session, every flittering of the hands, every
SWALLOWS and dragonflies have been flittering, newborn ponies cantering and fish jumping on the glorious Gower Peninsula this week.
This is lazy, unhurried luxurious time, not squeezed in guiltily between other social obligations, but prime time, one that can be memorable for the children of an era where Mum and Dad are generally flittering figures who come in through one door, linger and exit from the other.
"At this time of year, there are still plenty of butterflies flittering about as well as the last of the summer seabirds, such as puffins, terns and guillemots.
Despite a brief flittering of hope, Arsenal exited the Champions League to Bayern Munich on Wednesday to end all hope of an end arriving to the club's long trophy drought this season.
Putting the bank under sanctions would effectively cripple oil exports, a move the West is hesitant to make, particularly with the global economy flittering with another recession.