- 1[intransitive] (of a light or a flame) to keep going on and off as it shines or burns The lights flickered and went out. the flickering screen of the television
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of an emotion, a thought, etc.) to be expressed or appear somewhere for a short time Anger flickered in his eyes. A smile flickered across her face.
- 3 [intransitive] to move with small, quick movements Her eyelids flickered as she slept.
NAmE//ˈflɪkər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flicker
he / she / it flickers
past simple flickered
-ing form flickering