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English definition of “flicker”

flicker

noun [C usually singular] (FEELING)    /ˈflɪk.ər/ US  //
a feeling or expression of an emotion or quality that does not last very long : There was a flicker of hope in his eyes .Showing and demonstrating
(Definition of flicker noun (FEELING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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