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Definition of Flicker

Flicker

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

Flicker Quotations

You still stand watch, O human star, burning without a flicker, perfect flame, bright and resourceful spirit. Each of your rays a great idea - O torch which passes from hand to hand, from age to age, world without end.
Karel Capek

Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates.
Mordecai Richler

Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation.
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Looking back on those days and little leaguer, the Hall of Fame is not even a blinking star, but through baseball travels and moving up the ladder, that star begins to flicker.
Wade Boggs

I love having candles, especially when you get downtime. I could just pass out seeing the flame flicker with the lights off.
Kellan Lutz
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Flicker Translations

flicker in Dutch is flikkeren, flakkeren
flicker in French is flottge
flicker in German is Flimmern, flackern, flackern, flimmern
flicker in Italian is vacillare, svolazzare, sfavillare
flicker in Norwegian is flimre, blafre
flicker in Spanish is parpadeo, aletear
flicker in Swedish is fladdra

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