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flicker

verb

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to make an irregular series of quick, sudden movements
  • a dragonfly flickering above the salt marsh

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flicker

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Synonyms & Antonyms of flicker (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a story told by means of a series of continuously projected pictures and a sound track
  • as a child, the future director would spend hours sitting in the theater, totally entranced by the flickers

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2 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity
  • usually there's a flicker in car sales when the new models come out

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3 an almost imperceptible sign of something
  • there was a flicker of recognition in her eye when I mentioned his name, but she denied knowing him

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The first known use of flicker was before the 12th century

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“Flicker.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flicker. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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