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flicker1

flick·er1

flicker1

 
 
pronunciation:
flI kr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: flickered, flickering, flickers
definition 1: to burn or cast light in an unsteady, jerky manner.
The flashlight flickered for a moment before the batteries went dead.
similar words:
blink, twinkle, waver
definition 2: to move rapidly back and forth; flutter.
The flame of the candle flickered in the breeze.
similar words:
flit
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to flicker.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a flickering light or motion.
similar words:
blink, glimmer, tremor, twinkle
definition 2: a momentary appearance or occurrence.
a flicker of interest in his eyes
similar words:
gleam, twinkle
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derivation: flickery (adj.)
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