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Definition of "flicker" []

  • To move waveringly; flutter: shadows flickering on the wall. (verb-intransitive)
  • To burn unsteadily or fitfully. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to move waveringly. (verb-transitive)
  • A brief movement; a tremor. (noun)
  • An inconstant or wavering light. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flicker" in a sentence
  • "As the sun set that evening, I sat back into the arms of the substantial, saturated air, and watched the fireflies flicker from the comforts of a lawn chair."
  • "That 60hz flicker is killer on my parafoveal vision."
  • "Albiet, I have seen flicker from the early stages and at one time it was a darling .. but not any more."