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Synonyms for flicker
ˈflɪk ərflick·er

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flicker

    Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, flame, flare, flash, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, gloom, gloominess, obscurity, shade, shadow

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flicker

    Synonyms:
    flutter, quiver, bicker, falter, waver, glimmer, shimmer, scintillate

    Antonyms:
    stream, blaze, gleam, shine, beam

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flicker, spark, glintnoun

    a momentary flash of light

    Synonyms:
    twinkle, waver, sparkle, discharge, glint, spark, arc, light, flutter, electric discharge, electric arc

  2. flickernoun

    North American woodpecker

    Synonyms:
    spark, waver, flutter, glint

  3. waver, flutter, flickerverb

    the act of moving back and forth

    Synonyms:
    commotion, fluttering, flapping, disturbance, waver, flap, glint, flutter, falter, to-do, hurly burly, spark, faltering, hesitation, hoo-ha, disruption, kerfuffle, hoo-hah

  4. flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiververb

    move back and forth very rapidly

    "the candle flickered"

    Synonyms:
    bat, quake, fleet, palpitate, quaver, flitter, flit, flick, flutter, falter, fluctuate, pulsate, beat, vacillate, weave, quiver, hesitate, dart, waver, waffle

  5. flicker, flickverb

    shine unsteadily

    "The candle flickered"

    Synonyms:
    jerk, waver, leaf, thumb, flip, flick, ruffle, snap, riff, flutter, quiver, flitter, click, riffle

  6. flicker, flickverb

    flash intermittently

    "The lights flicked on and off"

    Synonyms:
    jerk, waver, leaf, thumb, flip, flick, ruffle, snap, riff, flutter, quiver, flitter, click, riffle

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flickerverb

    Synonyms:
    flutter

  2. flickerverb

    Synonyms:
    fluctuate, waver, float

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "flicker":

    blinking, blink, flickering, flashing, wink, glimmer, fluctuate

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How to use flicker in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    No amount of darkness can ever put out the smallest flicker of light.

  2. Joshua Warren:

    That shouldn’t happen unless there is some kind of unknown technology being tested nearby that would influence the environment, or if there are naturally places around planet earth that actually sort of flicker once in a while, that warp a little bit.

  3. David Yepsen:

    Each has got some image issue they need to fix, can Trump start acting more presidential without losing what makes him so appealing?  Can Jeb continue the flicker of momentum he has coming out of New Hampshire? Have Rubio’s bruises healed?  Can Carson show something that puts a spark back into his campaign?  Has Kasich got more than his New Hampshire game?

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Life is only a flicker of melted ice.

  5. Alexis karpouzos:

    My child, let your life come into the world of darkness like a spark of light, without flicker and pure, and thank them in silence. You know, my child, they are cruel in their greed and envy, their words are disguised knives thirsting for blood. But do not be afraid, my child, go and stand in their hearts, and let your gentle eyes fall on them like the forgiving serenity of the night. My child, let them see your face and so they know it meaning of all things, let them love and love one another. Go, at sunrise, open and lift up your heart like a blooming flower, and at sunset, bend your head and silently complete the worship of the day. Remember, my child, gods and demons, ghosts and elves are fragments of one, built by the hand of the abyss. So, move on, go to the shore of the vast darkness, there, is the Great Meeting of Children, there, the sea gives a smile to the beach, there, sing the waves facing death


Translations for flicker

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  • блещукане, мъждукам, проблясвам, трепкам, блещукам, мъждуканеBulgarian
  • Flimmern, Goldspecht, FlackernGerman
  • titilar, parpadear, parpadeoSpanish
  • ñirñirBasque
  • lepatus, väristä, välkkyä, lepattaaFinnish
  • scintillerFrench
  • ամերիկյան փայտփորիկ, նշույլArmenian
  • fremito, tremolare, tremolio, guizzare, sfarfallare, guizzoItalian
  • 揺らめくJapanese
  • angaluppoq, anorliorpoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • 깜박임Korean
  • pūrēhua, teretereMāori
  • błysk, dzięcioł, migotać, migaćPolish
  • lampejoPortuguese
  • licărire, pâlpâi, licăr, licări, sclipire, scânteiere, clipăRomanian
  • мерцание, дятел, мигать, мгновение, мерцать, вспышкаRussian
  • glimta, flimmer, glimt, flimraSwedish

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