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v. flick·ered, flick·er·ing, flick·ers
1. To move waveringly; flutter: shadows flickering on the wall.
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.
To cause to move waveringly.
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.]
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.]
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1. shining with an unsteady light
2. moving swiftly, esp back and forth
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|Adj.||1.||flickering - shining unsteadily |
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
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flickering[ˈflɪkərɪŋ] ADJ [flame, candle] → tembloroso; (before going out) → vacilante; [light] → parpadeante; [needle] → oscilante
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
flickering[ˈflɪkərɪŋ] adj (flame, eyelids) → tremolante
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