flicker flicker  /f ˈlɪ kər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a momentary flash of light
  2. (n) North American woodpecker
  3. (n) the act of moving back and forth
  4. (v) move back and forth very rapidly
  5. (v) shine unsteadily
  6. (v) flash intermittently

Usage(s):

  1. He never knew which ones until he sat down and searched for a flicker of life on the screen.
  2. His face hadn't registered a flicker of pain, his arm stayed still, even his hand remained limp.
  3. As the strobe lights flicker and the bass throbs at this Shanghai nightclub, all eyes are on her.

News

  1. Jodie Foster Puts Hollywood Mansion On The Market for $6.4 Million

    The famously private actress Jodie Foster is selling her home at 9219 Flicker Way in the Hollywood Hills for $6,399,000.  Property records show that Foster purchased this ?Bird Street? estate from model Cheryl Tiegs in 1995.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Kingston flicker study shows locations get more than 30 hours a year

    The shadow flicker study for the five wind turbines operating in Kingston was released to the town Monday night.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Patriot Ledger

  3. Mass CEC releases shadow flicker study results

    The shadow flicker study for the five wind turbines operating in Kingston was released to the town Monday night.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Kingston Reporter

Quotes

  1. "We must always remember our history. While there were painful lessons learned, it is also the source of our inner strength and our spirit," Inouye said. "We must never allow that torch to flicker out."
    on Nov 6, 2008 By: Daniel Inouye Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I wanted to challenge the defense on the first play with a deep throw," explained Payton. "I wanted to try the flea-flicker, and we were able to make a play, just enough to have some balance and misdirection to compliment our core runs and...
    on Oct 30, 2007 By: Sean Payton Source: Sports Network

  3. Amos Oz, one of Israel's most prominent novelists, said it might be "the first flicker of light at the edge of the darkness".
    on Nov 27, 2006 By: Amos Oz Source: guardian.co.uk

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