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flicker1

flick·er1

flicker1

 
pronunciation:
flI kr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: flickered, flickering, flickers
definition 1: to burn or shine in an unsteady way.
The candle flickered and went out.The picture on the TV keeps flickering.
similar words:
blink, twinkle
definition 2: to move quickly back and forth; flutter.
Shadows flickered on the wall.
similar words:
flit
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quick, unsteady light or movement.
The flicker from the campfire made shadows on the trees.
similar words:
glimmer, twinkle
definition 2: a look or feeling that comes and goes very quickly.
I saw a flicker of a smile on the solemn man's face when he heard the joke.
similar words:
gleam
derivation: flickery (adj.)
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