V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to beat in a fast and irregular way

Synonyms: flutter, pulsate, pound, throb, tremble, vibrate

Antonyms: attune, stabilize, normalize

Tips: Palpitate is derived from the Latin palpitare, which means "to flutter, to throb." Palpitate is generally used to describe the heart. Think of a fluttering, throbbing heart. A palpitation is an irregular heartbeat or a shaky movement.

Usage Examples:

She went to the hospital with heart palpitations. (flutters, pulsations) noun

She could feel her heart palpitating with fear during the horror movie. (pounding)

William's heart began to palpitate before he got down on his knee and asked Tracy to marry him. (pulsate, flutter)

The butterfly's wings palpitate in a beautiful motion. (flutter)

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