Associations to the word «Flicker»


FLICKER, noun. An unsteady flash of light.
FLICKER, noun. A short moment.
FLICKER, verb. (intransitive) To burn or shine unsteadily. To burn or shine with a wavering light.
FLICKER, verb. (intransitive) To keep going on and off; to appear and disappear for short moments; to flutter.
FLICKER, verb. To flutter; to flap the wings without flying.
FLICKER, noun. (US) A certain type of small woodpecker, especially of the genus Colaptes
FLICKER, noun. One who flicks.

Dictionary definition

FLICKER, noun. A momentary flash of light.
FLICKER, noun. North American woodpecker.
FLICKER, noun. The act of moving back and forth.
FLICKER, verb. Move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered".
FLICKER, verb. Shine unsteadily; "The candle flickered".
FLICKER, verb. Flash intermittently; "The lights flicked on and off".

Wise words

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