Definition of aflutter in English:



  • predicative In a state of tremulous excitement.

    ‘he has the physique that could send a thousand female hearts aflutter’
    • ‘This boy will have the young people all aflutter.’
    • ‘Fanciers are all aflutter after the first pigeons in Ireland were dope tested recently.’
    • ‘Her heart, which seemed to have grown, was sent aflutter each time she saw Charlie and she could barely pay attention to anything, much less speak in an intelligent conversation.’
    • ‘And though it's considered one of their lesser efforts, just having these two names in the credits are enough to set classic movie fans' hearts aflutter.’
    • ‘Most students find their stomachs aflutter with nerves during the first days and even weeks of school.’
    • ‘He was aflutter with both excitement and anger, so his normally sharp and tactful mind was scattered and unfocused.’
    • ‘My mind is quite aflutter as to where I should begin.’
    • ‘The Danish capital is all aflutter in anticipation.’
    • ‘We're not telling you to go for someone who doesn't make your heart go aflutter just so you can have a boyfriend.’
    • ‘My stomach was already aflutter with all the excitement.’
    • ‘His hands were ever aflutter, shaking off invisible water, conducting an imaginary silly symphony.’
    • ‘A pair of storage vendors this week were all aflutter after inking large distribution deals for their products.’
    • ‘This four-time Olympic champion has a charming smile that wins the love of middle-aged parents and sets young people's heart aflutter with affection.’
    • ‘Her million-dollar smile can still set hearts aflutter.’
    • ‘The first is the arrival of a journalist, who plans to do an article on Steve, and sets his heart aflutter.’
    • ‘He regrets if any hearts were set inadvertently aflutter.’
    • ‘None the less, it set both their hearts aflutter.’
    • ‘Their winsome smiles and charming looks lit up the place, setting hearts aflutter.’
    • ‘The resulting car would, it hoped, be a sporty machine refined enough to waft executive types along the motorway in comfort but capable of setting their hearts aflutter when they left the slip roads behind for winding country lanes.’
    • ‘He eventually nodded off, his mind still aflutter.’
    ardent, passionate, fervent, intense, excited, aflutter
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