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flickerverb

uk   /ˈflɪk.ər/  us   //
[I] to ​shine with a ​light that is sometimes ​bright and sometimes ​weak: I ​felt a ​colddraft and the ​candlestarted to flicker. [I or T] to ​appear for a ​shorttime or to make a ​suddenmovement: A ​smile flickered ​across her ​face. He'd been in a ​coma for ​weeks, when all of a ​sudden he flickered an ​eyelid.
flickering
adjective uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
a flickering ​candle/​fire a flickering ​hope

flickernoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈflɪk.ər/  us   //
(Definition of flicker from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flickerverb [I]

 us   /ˈflɪk·ər/
to ​burn, ​shine, or move like a ​flame in ​quicklychangingforms of ​light and ​dark: Candles flickered on all the ​tables in the ​restaurant. A ​smile flickered ​across her ​face.

flickernoun [C]

 us   /ˈflɪk·ər/
any ​slight and ​quickexpression: The ​planessearched the ​ground for a flicker of ​movement among the ​wreckage.
(Definition of flicker from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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