Flittering

flitter

1 [flit-er]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
to flutter.

Origin:
1535–45; flit + -er6

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flitter (ˈflɪtə)
 
vb
a less common word for flutter

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flitter
1540s, from flit with frequentative suffix. Flitter-mouse (1540s) is occasionally used in English, in imitation of Ger. fledermaus "bat," from O.H.G. fledaron "to flutter."
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