Synonyms for flicker
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLICKER
Andrew peered into the grim face of the older man; there was not a flicker of a smile in it.
In her numbed brain was no flicker of thought as to whatever might come to her afterward.
She saw the flicker of the match across the street, and knew what it meant.
"I just know he'll choose Bill," crowed the Countess after the flicker of the doctor's skirts.
To her, the blaze of the Set's smartness was but the flicker of a penny dip.
No flicker of thought illuminated the darkness of his confusion.
Temple bowed, with no flicker of recognition visible in his face.
His eyes sparkled, but there was a flicker of darkness about his forehead.
It seemed that he saw the merest ghost of a flicker in Murray's left eye.
To his sharp scrutiny there seemed to flicker in her eyes a kind of answering gleam.
Old English flicorian "to flutter, flap quickly and lightly," originally of birds. Onomatopoeic and suggestive of quick motion. Sense of "shine with a wavering light" is c.1600, but not common till 19c. Related: Flickered; flickering.