flicker

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈflɪkər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈflɪkɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(flikər)

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flicker

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [unsteady, wavering, bright, regular] flickers
  2. the flicker of a [flame, candle, log fire]
  3. saw a flicker of light
  4. the flicker [lit, illuminated, revealed] her face
  5. the flicker lit the [room, cave]
  6. there was a flicker on the screen
  7. [caught, observed, detected] a flicker of movement
  8. [barely, not even] a flicker of the eyelids
  9. just a flicker of a [grin, smile]
  10. saw a flicker of [joy, nervousness] in her face
  11. a [brief, small] flicker of emotion
v
  1. the [lights, bulb, lamp] flickered
  2. the [lights] flickered and [died, went out]
  3. flickers [briefly, constantly, continually]
  4. the [screen, monitor, TV] flickered (back) to life
  5. her [eyes, eyelids] flickered (open)
  6. eyes flickered with [recognition, surprise]
  7. [recognition, surprise, anger] flickered [in his eyes, across his face]
  8. the fire was flickering
  9. [flames, a spark] flickered
  10. a smile flickered across his [face, lips]
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