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verb [intransitive] flicker pronunciation in British English /ˈflɪkə(r)/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participleflickering
past tenseflickered
past participleflickered

Related meanings

  1. 1
    if a flame or light flickers, it does not burn evenly, or it goes on and off

    The flame flickered as the breeze picked up.

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  2. 2
    mainly literary to last for only a moment and then disappear

    A little smile flickered around the corners of his mouth.

  3. 3
    to make a sudden small movement

    His eyelids flickered slightly.

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