Tinkerbell appeared with a wand and fluttered about as the film began to role.
Her dresses often had hemlines that fluttered along the floor.
The butterfly closed its wings as if in prayer at the Amen, then opened them again and fluttered off into the sunlight.
Old English floterian "to flutter, fly, flicker, float to and fro, be tossed by waves," frequentative of flotian "to float" (see float (v.)). Related: Fluttered; fluttering. As a noun from 1640s; meaning "state of excitement" is 1740s.
flutter flut·ter (flŭt'ər)
Abnormally rapid pulsation, especially of the atria or ventricles of the heart.