Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a dull, vibrating sound. See the extract.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • “Stand by the main royal clewlines and buntlines,” I heard him shout, and the next instant came the hollow thutter of the sail as he started to lower away.

    The Ghost Pirates

  • With her superb ears, she could hear not only the voices of the crewmen up above but the thutter of their hearts and the whisper of the blood in their veins.

    Lilith’s Dream: A Tale of the Vampire Life

  • Vala had learned to pick out the harp, the grieving tube, the whistling tube, the thutter.

    The Ringworld Throne

  • Now the Ghoulish music swirled away, jarring with the vampire song, drowning it, while the thutter in the background played faster and faster, pulling heartbeats along.

    The Ringworld Throne

  • At once John released his grip and leaned across to her chest, pressing his ear between the warm softness of her breasts, listening for the last thutter of the heart.

    The Hunger

  • Signal drums were sounding on both sides, through the ocean tumult, rapid thutter from the Nyarran ranks and a slower bass boom that called to the Ulunt-Khazul.

    Three Worlds To Conquer

  • It was very still in the cabin, only the whisper of ventilators had voice, and he heard his heart thutter with an unnatural loud-ness.

    The Long Way Home

  • "I'm wondering, too," he told her, just as an especially sustained and violent shuddering of rocket-impulsion made his chair legs thutter on the floor.

    Sand Doom

  • "Stand by the main royal clewlines and buntlines," I heard him shout, and the next instant came the hollow thutter of the sail as he started to lower away.

    The Ghost Pirates: Chapter 9

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  • That's how I purr. When I'm really purring along, I'll release two urinal cakes for the price of one. Tasty!

    March 22, 2017

  • Dull vibrations reminds me of vendingmachine.

    March 20, 2017

  • When riled at the start he will mutter.

    More outrage will bring on a stutter,

    Then, gone all forbearance,

    Comes full incoherence

    Till, limply, a lisp and a thutter.

    March 20, 2017