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Meaning of FLICKER

Pronunciation:  'flikur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of moving back and forth
  2. [n]  North American woodpecker
  3. [n]  a momentary flash of light
  4. [v]  move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
  5. [v]  flash intermittently; "The lights flicked on and off"
  6. [v]  shine unsteadily; "The candle flickered"

FLICKER is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: flick, flick, flitter, flutter, flutter, glint, quiver, spark, waver, waver
 See Also: beam, blink, Colaptes, Colaptes auratus, Colaptes caper collaris, Colaptes chrysoides, flash, flash, genus Colaptes, gilded flicker, motility, motion, move, move back and forth, movement, pecker, peckerwood, red-shafted flicker, shine, twinkle, wink, winkle, woodpecker, yellowhammer, yellow-shafted flicker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flick"er\ (-[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flickered}
    (-[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flickering}.] [OE. flikeren,
    flekeren, to flutter, AS. flicerian, flicorian, cf. D.
    flikkeren to sparkle. [root]84. Cf. Flacker.]
    1. To flutter; to flap the wings without flying.
             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.
  2. \Flick"er\, n.
    1. The act of wavering or of fluttering; flucuation; sudden
       and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of
       the dying flame.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) The golden-winged woodpecker ({Colaptes
       aurutus}); -- so called from its spring note. Called also
       {yellow-hammer}, {high-holder}, {pigeon woodpecker}, and
             The cackle of the flicker among the oaks.
Video Dictionary
 Definition: A strobing picture artifact, similar to an old-time movie effect, mainly related to vertical syncs and video field display rates. Some flicker normally exists due to interlacing, but is more apparent in 50 Hz systems (PAL) and when converting film (24 fps) to video (30 fps). Flicker may also be a problem when static computer images are transferred to video.
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