flickering

adjective
flick·er·ing | \ ˈfli-k(ə-)riŋ \

Definition of flickering 

: moving or shining irregularly or unsteadily a flickering light Everything was lit by dingy fluorescent bulbs, half of which were broken or flickering. —Brian Selznick also : uncertain and feeble … he seems to have had only a flickering awareness of what he was doing … —Robert Penn Warren And some of the exclamation marks and the nostalgia for degradation revive flickering thoughts of Celine. —Herbert Gold The doctors said they couldn't stop the support measures needed to sustain so flickering a life without a court order. —Arthur Allen

Other words from flickering

flickeringly adverb
a flickeringly lit room

First Known Use of flickering

circa 1544, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flickering was circa 1544

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