Flicker Flick"er (fl[i^]k"[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flickered} (fl[i^]k"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flickering}.] [OE. flikeren, flekeren, to flutter, AS. flicerian, flicorian, cf. D. flikkeren to sparkle. [root]84. Cf. Flacker.] 1. To flutter; to flap the wings without flying. [1913 Webster]

And flickering on her nest made short essays to sing. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To waver unsteadily, like a flame in a current of air, or when about to expire; as, the flickering light. [1913 Webster]

The shadows flicker to fro. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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