1. [ noun ] the act of moving back and forth
Synonyms: flicker waver
Related terms: motion flicker falter fluctuate
2. [ verb ] move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
Synonyms: flicker quiver flitter waver
Related terms: move_back_and_forth waver
3. [ verb ] move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
Synonyms: dart flit fleet
Related terms: travel_rapidly butterfly dart
4. [ noun ] a disorderly outburst or tumult
Synonyms: commotion turmoil disturbance hoo-ha kerfuffle stir to-do hoo-hah hurly_burly disruption

"they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

Related terms: disorder convulsion tumult storm storm_center earthquake incident
5. [ verb ] beat rapidly, of the heart
Synonyms: palpitate
Related terms: beat palpitate
6. [ noun ] (medicine) abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block
Related terms: cardiac_arrhythmia arrhythmia palpitate
7. [ verb ] wink briefly
Synonyms: bat

"bat one's eyelids"

Related terms: blink
8. [ noun ] (physics) the motion made by flapping up and down
Synonyms: flapping flopping fluttering flap
Related terms: wave undulate flicker flap beat
Similar spelling:   flouter