flickering flickering  /f ˈlɪ kə rɪŋ/


  • (adj) shining unsteadily


  1. From the other side, you catch glimpses of the windows of the Heera Mandi, flickering with lamplight as the women take up their positions in the district's doorways.
  2. A sudden windstorm has damaged a power transformer on my street in Lahore, so I am forced to hunt through my sock drawer in flickering candlelight.
  3. You are staring at a screen flickering with snow.


  1. Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for Randolph

    ASHEBORO — A storm blew through Randolph County around 5 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, leaving a wake of downed trees and people without power. For a time, the power was flickering at The Courier-Tribune, located at 500 Sunset Avenue. Before the storm hit, Randolph County Emergency Management issued an alert for severe weather for Central North Carolina, including Randolph County. The alert was ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Asheboro Courier-Tribune

  2. Grass Damaged During GoogaMooga Will Finally Be Reseeded This Week

    Have you awoken each day, the flickering light of consciousness just beginning to penetrate your sleep-addled brain, when suddenly, you've wondered: Could this be it? Could today be the day that someone finally tells me what's going on with the grass killed in Prospect Park during GoogaMooga? [ more › ]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Gothamist

  3. Spooky campfire tales brought to life

    A circle of kids sits in the dark around a fire, light flickering across their faces, listening to stories of unexplained mysteries, ghosts and things that go bump in the night.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Jackson County Pilot

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