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flit·ter

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

[Frequentative of flit.]
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flitter

(ˈflɪtə)
vb
a less common word for flutter
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

flit•ter1

(ˈflɪt ər)

v.i., v.t.
[1535–45]

flit•ter2

(ˈflɪt ər)

n.
a person or thing that flits.
[1550–60]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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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:
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References in classic literature ?
I scarcely think the notion that flittered across my brain was an error.
She flitters this way and that, wanting to move on and fall in love with men who are trying to woo her, and yet secretly hopes that her husband -- whose body was never found -- will return to her.
While nothing in the novel strains credulity, details that distinguish things like "vids" and "flitters" from the videos and planes of "our" world would enhance the otherworldliness of the setting.