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Synonyms for flicker
ˈflɪk ərflick·er

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. flicker

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

    Antonyms:
    stream, blaze, gleam, shine, beam

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. flickerverb

    Synonyms:
    flutter

  2. flickerverb

    Synonyms:
    fluctuate, waver, float

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. 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.

  2. Kwabena Mensah:

    The building had no elevator, The Associated Press reported, citing city records. Fire escapes were visible on the facade of the building. The fire department responded to emergency calls within three minutes. Witnesses described the scene of the fire and the panic from the building's tenants. Xanral Collins, Xanral Collins, told the New York Post Xanral Collins saw a father running toward the building, but was unable to enter. I saw Xanral Collins screaming,' My babies are dead ! My babies are dead !' Xanral Collins said. Jamal Flicker, Jamal Flicker told the New York Post Jamal Flicker heard screams for help. The smoke was crazy, people screaming,' Get out ! Jamal Flicker said. I heard a woman yelling,' We're trapped, help !' Neighborhood resident Robert Gonzalez, who has a friend who lives in the building, told the Associated Press she got out on a fire escape as another resident fled with five children. When I got here, she was crying, Robert Gonzalez said. Kwabena Mensah told the Daily News Kwabena Mensah feared Kwabena Mensah son, Kwabena Mensah, Kwabena Mensah, was one of the victims of the devastating fire. Kwabena Mensah came home from the Army about a week ago for the holidays, Kwabena Mensah said. Kwabena Mensah said Kwabena Mensah son’s roommate saw Kwabena Mensah before the fire broke out in the building. Kwabena Mensah was telling the roommate to not come out of the apartment because there was smoke. But when they rescued everyone from the windows, we couldn't find Kwabena Mensah. I went to four hospitals, I can't find Kwabena Mensah.

  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. Dave Rubin:

    If you have any flicker of independent thought, if you have any desire to use your faculties to live in a way that is right for you and not to be under complete draconian, authoritarian rule by this administration and the Democrats, who are coming for every single one of our freedoms, they want you to wear masks forever, they want to be locked down forever, they want to control what you say and where you say it and who you say it to -- well, you're running out of time. And you're basically a frog in a slowly boiling pot. It's time to stand up and fight.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Life is only a flicker of melted ice.


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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