Definitions for: Palpitation

[n] a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
[n] a rapid and irregular heart beat

Webster (1913) Definition: Pal`pi*ta"tion, n. [L. palpitatio: cf. F.
A rapid pulsation; a throbbing; esp., an abnormal, rapid
beating of the heart as when excited by violent exertion,
strong emotion, or by disease.

Synonyms: quiver, quivering, shakiness, shaking, trembling, vibration

See Also: motion, symptom, tremolo, tremor

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