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    Smile The bird spread/flutter its wings

    The bird spread/fluttered its wings and flew into the sky.



    I'm sure that both spread and fluttered fit in the above, but are they the same in sense? Thanks.

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    Default Re: The bird spread/flutter its wings

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The bird spread/fluttered its wings and flew into the sky.

    I'm sure that both spread and fluttered fit in the above, but are they the same in sense? Thanks.
    To me, 'flutter' suggests uneven, rather uncontrolled power that might come when a bird is injured, A.

    The bird fluttered its wings a few times and fell back to the ground.

    'flap' is a word that you could use.

    The bird flapped its wings and rose / flew off into the sky.

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    Smile Re: The bird spread/flutter its wings

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    To me, 'flutter' suggests uneven, rather uncontrolled power that might come when a bird is injured, A.

    The bird fluttered its wings a few times and fell back to the ground.

    'flap' is a word that you could use.

    The bird flapped its wings and rose / flew off into the sky.
    Thanks, riverkid, for the clear reply.

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    Default Re: The bird spread/flutter its wings

    Hi Angliholic,You could see the practical application the both mentioned verbs in the poem "Darkness" by Byron.
    the wild birds shriek'd And, terrified, didon the flutterground,
    And flap their useless wings;

    V

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