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Definitions for flicker
ˈflɪk ərflick·er

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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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Flickerverb

    To flutter; to play the wings; to have a fluttering motion.

    Etymology: fligheren, Dutch; fliccerian, Saxon.

    Under th’ allowance of your grand aspect,
    Whose influence, like the wreath of radiant fire,
    On flickering Phœbus’ front. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    ’Twas ebbing darkness, past the mid’ of night,
    And Phospher, on the confines of the light,
    Promis’d the sun, ere day began to spring;
    The tuneful lark already stretch’d her wing,
    And flick’ring on her nest, made short essays to sing. Dry.

    At all her stretch her little wings she spread,
    And with her feather’d arms embrac’d the dead;
    Then flickering to his pallid lips, she strove
    To print a kiss, the last essay of love. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flickerverb

    to flutter; to flap the wings without flying

  2. Flickerverb

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

  3. Flickernoun

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

  4. Flickernoun

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

  5. 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. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

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

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Life is only a flicker of melted ice.

  3. Dave Rubin:

    If you have any flicker of independent thought, if you have any desire to use your faculties to live in a way that is right for you and not to be under complete draconian, authoritarian rule by this administration and the Democrats, who are coming for every single one of our freedoms, they want you to wear masks forever, they want to be locked down forever, they want to control what you say and where you say it and who you say it to -- well, you're running out of time. And you're basically a frog in a slowly boiling pot. It's time to stand up and fight.

  4. Kwabena Mensah:

    The building had no elevator, The Associated Press reported, citing city records. Fire escapes were visible on the facade of the building. The fire department responded to emergency calls within three minutes. Witnesses described the scene of the fire and the panic from the building's tenants. Xanral Collins, Xanral Collins, told the New York Post Xanral Collins saw a father running toward the building, but was unable to enter. I saw Xanral Collins screaming,' My babies are dead ! My babies are dead !' Xanral Collins said. Jamal Flicker, Jamal Flicker told the New York Post Jamal Flicker heard screams for help. The smoke was crazy, people screaming,' Get out ! Jamal Flicker said. I heard a woman yelling,' We're trapped, help !' Neighborhood resident Robert Gonzalez, who has a friend who lives in the building, told the Associated Press she got out on a fire escape as another resident fled with five children. When I got here, she was crying, Robert Gonzalez said. Kwabena Mensah told the Daily News Kwabena Mensah feared Kwabena Mensah son, Kwabena Mensah, Kwabena Mensah, was one of the victims of the devastating fire. Kwabena Mensah came home from the Army about a week ago for the holidays, Kwabena Mensah said. Kwabena Mensah said Kwabena Mensah son’s roommate saw Kwabena Mensah before the fire broke out in the building. Kwabena Mensah was telling the roommate to not come out of the apartment because there was smoke. But when they rescued everyone from the windows, we couldn't find Kwabena Mensah. I went to four hospitals, I can't find Kwabena Mensah.

  5. 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?

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  • блещукане, мъждукам, проблясвам, трепкам, блещукам, мъждуканеBulgarian
  • Flimmern, Goldspecht, FlackernGerman
  • titilar, parpadear, parpadeoSpanish
  • ñirñirBasque
  • lepatus, väristä, välkkyä, lepattaaFinnish
  • scintillerFrench
  • ամերիկյան փայտփորիկ, նշույլArmenian
  • fremito, tremolare, tremolio, guizzare, sfarfallare, guizzoItalian
  • 揺らめくJapanese
  • angaluppoq, anorliorpoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • 깜박임Korean
  • pūrēhua, teretereMāori
  • błysk, dzięcioł, migotać, migaćPolish
  • lampejoPortuguese
  • licărire, pâlpâi, licăr, licări, sclipire, scânteiere, clipăRomanian
  • мерцание, дятел, мигать, мгновение, мерцать, вспышкаRussian
  • glimta, flimmer, glimt, flimraSwedish

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