English version

a flutter of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha flutter of somethinga flutter of somethinga sudden feeling that is not very strong She felt a flutter of curiosity. flutter
Examples from the Corpus
a flutter of somethingI felt a flutter of fear at the base of my throat.At the same instant he glimpsed a flutter of movement in one of the downstairs rooms.A moment later we heard a splash and a squeal, more splashing, a flutter of duck, whoops of delight.There was a flutter of paper as she put a note in his hand.
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