flicker

Part of speech: verb

To be unsteady or wavering, as a flame.

Part of speech: noun

A waving or fluctuating light; a flickering or fluttering motion.

Part of speech: noun

The golden- winged wood pecker of eastern North America.

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Usage examples "flicker":

  1. Then the flicker of the blaze Gleams on volumes of old days, Written by masters of the art, Loud through whose majestic pages Rolls the melody of ages, Throb the harp- strings of the heart. - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. Arthur told his story from the beginning, Bundy meanwhile smoking and watching him with a curious flicker of suppressed humour in his eye. - "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.
  3. But not the faintest flicker of a smile showed on his face. - "The Argus Pheasant", John Charles Beecham.