Flicker - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈflɪkər|  American pronunciation of the word flicker
Brit.  |ˈflɪkə|  British pronunciation of the word flicker


- a momentary flash of light (syn: glint, spark)
- North American woodpecker
- the act of moving back and forth (syn: flutter, waver)


- move back and forth very rapidly (syn: flitter, flutter, quiver, waver)
The candle flickered
- shine unsteadily (syn: flick)
The candle flickered
- flash intermittently (syn: flick)

Extra examples

A TV was flickering in the background.

The overhead light kept flickering off and on.

Thoughts flickered through his mind.

A smile flickered across her face.

Candles flickered on all the tables.

A shadow flickered round the corner.

The thought flickered into my head that I have met him before.

They could see a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel.

There's a flicker on our television.

There was a flicker of a fear in his eyes.

He didn't show a flicker of interest in what I was saying to him.

He was gone in a flicker.

The overhead lights flickered momentarily.

A puzzled smile flickered across the woman's face.

Polly's eyelids flickered, then she slept.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: flicker
he/she/it: flickers
present participle: flickering
past tense: flickered
past participle: flickered
singular: flicker
plural: flickers
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