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Definition of flicker noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually singular] flicker (of something)
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  1. 1a light that shines in an unsteady way the flicker of a television screen/candle
  2. 2a small sudden movement with part of the body the flicker of an eyelid By not the merest flicker of an eyelid did he betray his interest.
  3. 3a feeling or an emotion that lasts for only a very short time a flicker of hope/doubt/interest A flicker of a smile crossed her face.
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