Definition of 'flicker'
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Small businesses are flickering into life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Fires blaze, candles flicker and the autumn tasting menu is delicious. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Soul music plays, candles flicker. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At night, lanterns show you the way and the tents are lit with low, flickering candles. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The viewer enters a mirrored cabinet, at the heart of which a chandelier hangs, its lights pulsing and flickering. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not a flicker of emotion and the band resumed. The Sun (2014)The early signs were certainly promising as the game finally flickered into life. The Sun (2012)Take those same five deep breaths and as you do so feel your eyes ache and flicker. Coping with Angina (1990)Watching the stars through the open smoke flap while lying next to the flickering flames is wonderful. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The candles were flickering in their sockets. North and South (1855)His belief in a higher power has nudged him from deepest darkness to flickering light. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only once did the flame truly flicker. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Here and there a candle flickered in a glass jar amid the ruins. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But for those of us just yards away there was a faint flicker of panic behind her unruffled cool. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The aliens are invisible and can be detected only because they cause light bulbs to flicker into life as they pass by. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can see the body language change, see the faces flicker. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What's the key to the intimacy and the poetry of flickering emotions in her work? Times, Sunday Times (2009)I caught a glimpse of her face in the flicker of the candle. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)But you might feel a flicker of recognition, especially if you happen to watch a lot of movies. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A steely glint appears in her eyes and a thin smile flickers at the corners of her mouth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I feel a flicker of sympathy for the friends and family members she telephones when she has just discovered a new song. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And as we parted I saw a flicker of something in her eyes that resembled relief. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When my mother used to sit at her dressing table, she would see out of the corner of her eye in the mirror something flicker behind her. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)In a life where hope is measured in tiny flickers of movement, I have one other triumph. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In winter, when the sun is low in the sky, it goes down behind the turbines and causes flickering shadows coming into the room. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These faint flickers of light from the edge of the abyss don't add up to the kind of neat and upbeat ending that Western storytelling favours. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'flicker'
British English: flicker VERB
If a light or flame flickers, it shines unsteadily.
Fluorescent lights flickered, and then the room was blindingly bright.
Definition of flicker from the Collins English Dictionary
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