Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun flicker

3 senses of flicker

Sense 1
flicker, spark, glint -- (a momentary flash of light)
       => flash -- (a sudden intense burst of radiant energy)

Sense 2
flicker -- (North American woodpecker)
       => woodpecker, peckerwood, pecker -- (bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects)

Sense 3
waver, flutter, flicker -- (the act of moving back and forth)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flicker

3 senses of flicker

Sense 1
flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver -- (move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered")
       => move back and forth -- (move in one direction and then into the opposite direction)

Sense 2
flicker, flick -- (shine unsteadily; "The candle flickered")
       => shine, beam -- (emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces")

Sense 3
flicker, flick -- (flash intermittently; "The lights flicked on and off")
       => flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle -- (gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing")

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