What does flicker mean?

Definitions for flicker
ˈflɪk ərflick·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word flicker.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flicker, spark, glintnoun

    a momentary flash of light

  2. flickernoun

    North American woodpecker

  3. waver, flutter, flickerverb

    the act of moving back and forth

  4. flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiververb

    move back and forth very rapidly

    "the candle flickered"

  5. flicker, flickverb

    shine unsteadily

    "The candle flickered"

  6. flicker, flickverb

    flash intermittently

    "The lights flicked on and off"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flickerverb

    to flutter; to flap the wings without flying

    Etymology: [OE. flikeren, flekeren, to flutter, AS. flicerian, flicorian, cf. D. flikkeren to sparkle. 84. Cf. Flacker.]

  2. Flickerverb

    to waver unsteadily, like a flame in a current of air, or when about to expire; as, the flickering light

    Etymology: [OE. flikeren, flekeren, to flutter, AS. flicerian, flicorian, cf. D. flikkeren to sparkle. 84. Cf. Flacker.]

  3. Flickernoun

    the act of wavering or of fluttering; flucuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame

    Etymology: [OE. flikeren, flekeren, to flutter, AS. flicerian, flicorian, cf. D. flikkeren to sparkle. 84. Cf. Flacker.]

  4. Flickernoun

    the golden-winged woodpecker (Colaptes aurutus); -- so called from its spring note. Called also yellow-hammer, high-holder, pigeon woodpecker, and yucca

    Etymology: [OE. flikeren, flekeren, to flutter, AS. flicerian, flicorian, cf. D. flikkeren to sparkle. 84. Cf. Flacker.]

Freebase

  1. Flicker

    Flicker is the third album by Canadian futurepop/synthpop music project Ayria, released in 2005. A deluxe edition featured a bonus disc and an extra cardboard box to store the album in.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flicker

    flik′ėr, v.i. to flutter and move the wings, as a bird: to burn unsteadily, as a flame.—n. an act of flickering, a flickering movement.—v.i. Flicht′er, (Scot.), to flutter, quiver.—adv. Flick′eringly. [A.S. flicorian; imit.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flicker in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flicker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of flicker in a Sentence

  1. Joshua Warren:

    That shouldn’t happen unless there is some kind of unknown technology being tested nearby that would influence the environment, or if there are naturally places around planet earth that actually sort of flicker once in a while, that warp a little bit.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Life is only a flicker of melted ice.

  3. Alexis karpouzos:

    My child, let your life come into the world of darkness like a spark of light, without flicker and pure, and thank them in silence. You know, my child, they are cruel in their greed and envy, their words are disguised knives thirsting for blood. But do not be afraid, my child, go and stand in their hearts, and let your gentle eyes fall on them like the forgiving serenity of the night. My child, let them see your face and so they know it meaning of all things, let them love and love one another. Go, at sunrise, open and lift up your heart like a blooming flower, and at sunset, bend your head and silently complete the worship of the day. Remember, my child, gods and demons, ghosts and elves are fragments of one, built by the hand of the abyss. So, move on, go to the shore of the vast darkness, there, is the Great Meeting of Children, there, the sea gives a smile to the beach, there, sing the waves facing death

  4. David Yepsen:

    Each has got some image issue they need to fix, can Trump start acting more presidential without losing what makes him so appealing?  Can Jeb continue the flicker of momentum he has coming out of New Hampshire? Have Rubio’s bruises healed?  Can Carson show something that puts a spark back into his campaign?  Has Kasich got more than his New Hampshire game?

  5. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    No amount of darkness can ever put out the smallest flicker of light.

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Translations for flicker

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  • блещукам, мъждукане, трепкам, мъждукам, блещукане, проблясвамBulgarian
  • Flimmern, Flackern, GoldspechtGerman
  • parpadeo, parpadear, titilarSpanish
  • ñirñirBasque
  • välkkyä, väristä, lepatus, lepattaaFinnish
  • scintillerFrench
  • նշույլ, ամերիկյան փայտփորիկArmenian
  • guizzo, guizzare, tremolio, tremolare, fremito, sfarfallareItalian
  • 揺らめくJapanese
  • angaluppoq, anorliorpoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • 깜박임Korean
  • teretere, pūrēhuaMāori
  • migotać, migać, błysk, dzięciołPolish
  • lampejoPortuguese
  • licăr, licări, sclipire, scânteiere, clipă, licărire, pâlpâiRomanian
  • мерцание, дятел, мерцать, вспышка, мигать, мгновениеRussian
  • flimra, glimt, flimmer, glimtaSwedish

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