Flicker

Definition of Flicker

Flick´er   Pronunciation: flĭk´ẽr
v. i.1.To flutter; to flap the wings without flying.
[imp. & p. p. Flickered (flĭk"ẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Flickering.]
And flickering on her nest made short essays to sing.
- Dryden.
2.To waver unsteadily, like a flame in a current of air, or when about to expire; as, the flickering light.
The shadows flicker to fro.
- Tennyson.
n.1.The act of wavering or of fluttering; fluctuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame.
2.(Zool.) The golden-winged woodpecker (Colaptes aurutus); - so called from its spring note. Called also yellow-hammer, high-holder, pigeon woodpecker, and yucca.
The cackle of the flicker among the oaks.
- Thoureau.

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