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flickerverb [I]

us   /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.

flickernoun [C]

us   /ˈflɪk·ər/
any slight and quick expression: The planes searched the ground for a flicker of movement among the wreckage.
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flickerverb

uk   /ˈflɪk.ər/ us   /ˈflɪk.ɚ/
[I] to shine with a light that is sometimes bright and sometimes weak: I felt a cold draft and the candle started to flicker.
[I or T] to appear for a short time or to make a sudden movement: 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   /ˈflɪk.ər.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈflɪk.ɚ.ɪŋ/
a flickering candle/fire a flickering hope

flickernoun [C usually singular]

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