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flicker - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'flicker' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Flicker [ n.]
- The act of wavering or of fluttering; flucuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame.
- The golden-winged woodpecker (Colaptes aurutus); -- so called from its spring note. Called also yellow-hammer, high-holder, pigeon woodpecker, and yucca.
2 . Flicker [ v. i.]
- To flutter; to flap the wings without flying.
- To waver unsteadily, like a flame in a current of air, or when about to expire; as, the flickering light.

Meaning of 'flicker' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . flicker [ v]
Meaning (1):
- move back and forth very rapidly
Example in sentence:
  • the candle flickered
Meaning (2):
- shine unsteadily
Example in sentence:
  • The candle flickered
Meaning (3):
- flash intermittently
Example in sentence:
  • The lights flicked on and off