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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flickering, aflicker(p)adjective

    shining unsteadily


  1. flickeringnoun

    A short, uncertain burst.

    Even after the acrimonious breakup, she still felt flickerings of love for him.


  1. flickering

    Flickering is the rapid, repeated change in the brightness or intensity of light or screen, often causing discomfort or strain to the eyes. It can also refer to a similar fluctuation in sound or an unsteady emotional or mental state.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flickering

    of Flicker

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flickering in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flickering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of flickering in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Lovato-Needham:

    We started walking down eight flights of stairs. As we’re doing that, the building was shaking a bit and the lights were flickering on and off, a little bit, only because we were on the fifteenth floor, so I knew if something happened, we had to get out quick and not use the elevator.

  2. Jessica Kitt:

    The zoomies offer substantial flexibility with respect to their design, for example, we can use color, size, and flickering to indicate various risks such as extreme wind speeds, rainfall, or storm surge, and those can be perceived within the ensemble.

  3. Ginger Tidwell:

    When the lights started flickering, and then were out.

  4. Gore Vidal:

    The last best hope of earth, two trillion dollars in debt, is spinning out of control, and all we can do is stare at a flickering cathode-ray tube as Ollie answers questions on TV while the press, resolutely irrelevant as ever, asks politicians if they have committed adultery. From V-J Day 1945 to this has been, my fellow countrymen, a perfect nightmare.

  5. Peter Atherton:

    If we get to 2023/4 and the lights are flickering then of course you would expect the government to step in and say plants can stay open.

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