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flick·er 1

 (flĭk′ər)
v. flick·ered, flick·er·ing, flick·ers
v.intr.
1. To move waveringly; flutter: shadows flickering on the wall.
2.
a. To burn or shine unsteadily or fitfully: The candle flickered before sputtering out.
b. To be displayed with fluctuating brightness: A movie flickered on the screen.
3. To appear briefly: A smile flickered on her face.
v.tr.
To cause to move waveringly.
n.
1. A brief movement; a tremor.
2. An inconstant or wavering light.
3. A brief or slight sensation: a flicker of doubt.

[Middle English flikeren, to flutter, from Old English flicerian.]

flick·er 2

 (flĭk′ər)
n.
Any of various large woodpeckers of the genus Colaptes of the Americas, having a long tail and large feet and often foraging on the ground, especially C. auratus, the northern flicker.

[Perhaps from flick.]

flicker

(ˈflɪkə)
vb
1. (intr) to shine with an unsteady or intermittent light: a candle flickers.
2. (intr) to move quickly to and fro; quiver, flutter, or vibrate
3. (tr) to cause to flicker
n
4. an unsteady or brief light or flame
5. a swift quivering or fluttering movement
6. (Electronics) a visual sensation, often seen in a television image, produced by periodic fluctuations in the brightness of light at a frequency below that covered by the persistence of vision
7. (Film) the flickers (plural) the US equivalent of flick22
[Old English flicorian; related to Dutch flikkeren, Old Norse flökra to flutter]
ˈflickeringly adv
ˈflickery adj

flicker

(ˈflɪkə)
n
(Animals) any North American woodpecker of the genus Colaptes, esp C. auratus (yellow-shafted flicker), which has a yellow undersurface to the wings and tail
[C19: perhaps imitative of the bird's call]

flick•er1

(ˈflɪk ər)

v.i.
1. to shine with a wavering light: The candle flickered in the wind.
2. to move to and fro; vibrate.
3. to flutter.
v.t.
4. to cause to flicker.
n.
5. an unsteady flame or light.
6. a flickering movement.
7. a brief appearance or feeling: a flicker of interest.
8. Often, flickers.Slang. flick 2.
[before 1000; Middle English flikeren (v.), Old English flicorian to flutter, c. Dutch flikkeren]
flick′er•ing•ly, adv.
flick′er•y, adj.

flick•er2

(ˈflɪk ər)

n.
any of several North American woodpeckers of the genus Colaptes, having yellow or red underwings: now usu. considered a single species, C. auratus.
[1800–10]

flicker


Past participle: flickered
Gerund: flickering

Imperative
flicker
flicker
Present
I flicker
you flicker
he/she/it flickers
we flicker
you flicker
they flicker
Preterite
I flickered
you flickered
he/she/it flickered
we flickered
you flickered
they flickered
Present Continuous
I am flickering
you are flickering
he/she/it is flickering
we are flickering
you are flickering
they are flickering
Present Perfect
I have flickered
you have flickered
he/she/it has flickered
we have flickered
you have flickered
they have flickered
Past Continuous
I was flickering
you were flickering
he/she/it was flickering
we were flickering
you were flickering
they were flickering
Past Perfect
I had flickered
you had flickered
he/she/it had flickered
we had flickered
you had flickered
they had flickered
Future
I will flicker
you will flicker
he/she/it will flicker
we will flicker
you will flicker
they will flicker
Future Perfect
I will have flickered
you will have flickered
he/she/it will have flickered
we will have flickered
you will have flickered
they will have flickered
Future Continuous
I will be flickering
you will be flickering
he/she/it will be flickering
we will be flickering
you will be flickering
they will be flickering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flickering
you have been flickering
he/she/it has been flickering
we have been flickering
you have been flickering
they have been flickering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flickering
you will have been flickering
he/she/it will have been flickering
we will have been flickering
you will have been flickering
they will have been flickering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flickering
you had been flickering
he/she/it had been flickering
we had been flickering
you had been flickering
they had been flickering
Conditional
I would flicker
you would flicker
he/she/it would flicker
we would flicker
you would flicker
they would flicker
Past Conditional
I would have flickered
you would have flickered
he/she/it would have flickered
we would have flickered
you would have flickered
they would have flickered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flicker - a momentary flash of lightflicker - a momentary flash of light    
flash - a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
2.flicker - North American woodpecker
peckerwood, woodpecker, pecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
Colaptes, genus Colaptes - a genus of Picidae
Colaptes auratus, yellowhammer, yellow-shafted flicker - large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tail
Colaptes chrysoides, gilded flicker - southwestern United States bird like the yellow-shafted flicker but lacking the red neck
Colaptes caper collaris, red-shafted flicker - western United States bird with red undersurface to wings and tail
3.flicker - the act of moving back and forthflicker - the act of moving back and forth  
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
Verb1.flicker - move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
move back and forth - move in one direction and then into the opposite direction
2.flicker - shine unsteadily; "The candle flickered"
beam, shine - emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
3.flicker - flash intermittently; "The lights flicked on and off"
flash, twinkle, wink, winkle, blink - gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"

flicker

verb
1. twinkle, flash, sparkle, flare, shimmer, gutter, glimmer Firelight flickered on the faded furnishings.
2. flutter, waver, quiver, vibrate Her eyelids flickered then opened.
noun
1. glimmer, flash, spark, flare, gleam I saw the flicker of flames.
2. trace, drop, breath, spark, atom, glimmer, vestige, iota He felt a flicker of regret.

flicker

verb
1. To move quickly, lightly, and irregularly like a bird in flight:
2. To shine with intermittent gleams:
noun
A sudden quick light:
Translations
إرْتِجاف، ذَبْذَبَهيَتَذَبْذَبيَتَرَجْرَج، يَتَحَرَّك، يَرْتَسِم
mihnout seplápoláníplápolattřepotat se
blafreblafrenglimte
vibrál
fær hratt og létt, bregîa fyrirflöktaflöktandi ljós/logi
mirgėtiperbėgtispingsėjimasspingsėtivirptelėti
mirgoņamirgotņirbētņirboņaplaiksnīties
preblesknúť
migetati
alevbelirip kaybolmaktitrek bir ışıkla yanmaktitrek ışık

flicker

[ˈflɪkəʳ]
A. N
1. [of light, eyelid] → parpadeo m; [of flame] → destello m
2. (= hint) a flicker of amusement crossed his facepor un momento se atisbó en su rostro una expresión divertida
a flicker of surprise/dismay crossed his facepor un momento en su rostro pudo verse un atisbo de sorpresa/consternación
she said it without a flicker of expressionlo dijo sin inmutarse
without a flicker of regretsin el menor signo de arrepentimiento
they showed barely a flicker of interestapenas dieron muestras de interés
B. VI [light] → parpadear; [flame] → vacilar; [snake's tongue] → vibrar
the candle flickered and went outla vela parpadeó y se apagó

flicker

[ˈflɪkər]
vi
[light] → danser, vaciller
The light flickered → La lumière vacillait.
[television] (with poor picture quality)scintiller; (be on)être allumé(e)
[expression]
A smile flickered across his face → Un sourire a traversé son visage.
n
[flames] → vacillement m
[light] → lueur f
a flicker of light → une brève lueur
(= slight feeling) [regret, hope] → lueur f; [concern, interest] → soupçon mflick knife n (British)couteau m à cran d'arrêt, cran m d'arrêt

flicker

vi (flame, candle, light)flackern; (TV)flimmern; (needle on dial)zittern; (eyelid)flattern, zucken; the snake’s tongue flickered in and outdie Schlange züngelte; a smile flickered across his faceein Lächeln huschte über sein Gesicht; his eyes flickered toward(s) the doorer blickte kurz zur Tür
n (of flame, candle, light)Flackern nt; (of TV)Flimmern nt; (of needle on dial)Zittern nt; (of eyelid)Flattern nt; a flicker of hopeein Hoffnungsschimmer m; without so much as the flicker of a smileohne (auch nur) den Anflug eines Lächelns

flicker

[ˈflɪkəʳ]
1. n (of light, flame) → tremolio; (of eyelid) → battito; (of hope) → barlume m
a flicker of light → un breve bagliore
2. vi (light) → tremolare; (flame) → guizzare

flicker

(ˈflikə) verb
1. to burn unsteadily. the candle flickered.
2. to move quickly and unsteadily. A smile flickered across her face.
noun
an unsteady light or flame. the flicker of an oil lamp.

flick·er

v. fluctuar, vacilar; [to quiver] oscilar; causar una sensación visual de contraste con interrupción de la luz.
References in periodicals archive ?
Flicker is a rather large common flicker (Colaptes auratus) who drops by from time to time to rattle our cage, literally.