Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “flicker”


verb [I]    /ˈflɪk·ər/
to burn, shine, or move like a flame in quickly changing forms of light and dark: Candles flickered on all the tables in the restaurant. A smile flickered across her face.
(Definition of flicker verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of flicker

More American English definitions for “flicker”

Definitions of “flicker” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More