1. [ verb ] move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
Synonyms: quiver flutter flitter waver
Related terms: move_back_and_forth waver
2. [ noun ] (zoology) North American woodpecker
Related terms: woodpecker gilded_flicker yellow-shafted_flicker red-shafted_flicker Colaptes
3. [ noun ] a momentary flash of light
Synonyms: spark glint
Related terms: flash glitter
4. [ verb ] flash intermittently
Synonyms: flick

"The lights flicked on and off"

Related terms: flash glint
5. [ verb ] shine unsteadily
Synonyms: flick

"The candle flickered"

Related terms: shine glint
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 24673
7. [ noun ] the act of moving back and forth
Synonyms: flutter waver
Related terms: motion falter fluctuate
Similar spelling:   flickering