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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (rapid beating)
a. la palpitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She tried to still the fluttering of her heart as she picked the phone up.Al alzar el teléfono, intentó calmar la palpitación de su corazón.
a. el revoloteo (of a bird or butterfly)
Nothing moved, save for the fluttering of butterflies in the garden.Todo estaba quieto, salvo el revoloteo de las mariposas en el jardín.
b. el aleteo (of bird)
I heard a fluttering in the branches. It was two blackbirds squabbling.Oí un aleteo en las ramas. Era dos mirlos que se peleaban.
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