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Definition 1: the act of moving back and forth - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for flicker in the sense of this definition

(flicker is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: North American woodpecker - [noun denoting animal]

(flicker is a kind of ...) bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects

(... is a kind of flicker ) large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tail

(... is a kind of flicker ) southwestern United States bird like the yellow-shafted flicker but lacking the red neck

(... is a kind of flicker ) western United States bird with red undersurface to wings and tail

(... is a member of flicker) a genus of Picidae

Definition 3: a momentary flash of light - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for flicker in the sense of this definition

(flicker is a kind of ...) a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

Definition 4: move back and forth very rapidly - [verb of motion]

Samples where flicker or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the candle flickered

Synonyms for flicker in the sense of this definition

(flicker is a kind of ...) move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

Definition 5: flash intermittently - [verb of perception]

Samples where flicker or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lights flicked on and off

Synonyms for flicker in the sense of this definition

(flicker is a kind of ...) gleam or glow intermittently

"The lights were flashing"

Definition 6: shine unsteadily - [verb of weather]

Samples where flicker or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The candle flickered

Synonyms for flicker in the sense of this definition

(flicker is a kind of ...) emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

"The sun shone bright that day" "The fire beamed on their faces"

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