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flick•er



Pronunciation: (flik'ur), [key]
v.i.
1. to burn unsteadily; shine with a wavering light: The candle flickered in the wind and went out.
2. to move to and fro; vibrate; quiver: The long grasses flickered in the wind.
3. to flutter.

v.t.
to cause to flicker.

n.
1. an unsteady flame or light.
2. a flickering movement.
3. a brief occurrence or appearance: a flicker of hope.
4. Often, flickers. Slang.flick2.
5. Ophthalm.the visual sensation of flickering that occurs when the interval between intermittent flashes of light is too long to permit fusion.

flick•er



Pronunciation: (flik'ur), [key]
n.
any of several American woodpeckers of the genus Colaptes, having the underside of the wings and tail brightly marked with yellow or red and noted for taking insects from the ground as well as trees.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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