Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to flutter as a bird
  • v. to flicker, quiver

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To flutter, as a bird.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To flutter, as a bird; flicker; quiver.

Etymologies

From Middle English flakeren ("to flutter, waver"), frequentative of Middle English flaken ("to move quickly back and forth"). Akin to Old Dutch flakkeren ("to flicker, waver"), German flackern ("to flare, flicker, flutter"), Icelandic flökra ("to flutter"), Icelandic flakka ("to rove about"), Old English flacor ("flying, fluttering"). See also flack, flicker. (Wiktionary)

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