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English noun: flicker

1. flicker (event) a momentary flash of light

Synonymsglint, spark

Broader (hypernym)flash

2. flicker (animal) North American woodpecker

Broader (hypernym)pecker, peckerwood, woodpecker

Narrower (hyponym)Colaptes auratus, Colaptes caper collaris, Colaptes chrysoides, gilded flicker, red-shafted flicker, yellow-shafted flicker, yellowhammer

Member meronymColaptes, genus Colaptes

3. flicker (act) the act of moving back and forth

Synonymsflutter, waver

Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

English verb: flicker

1. flicker (motion) move back and forth very rapidly

SamplesThe candle flickered.

Synonymsflitter, flutter, quiver, waver

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)move back and forth

2. flicker (weather) shine unsteadily

SamplesThe candle flickered.

ExamplesLights flicker on the horizon, The horizon is flickering with lights


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)beam, shine

3. flicker (perception) flash intermittently

SamplesThe lights flicked on and off.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)blink, flash, twinkle, wink, winkle

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