Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a flickering state or condition: flickering.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a flickering state.

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  • adverb flickering
  • adjective flickering

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective shining unsteadily

Etymologies

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a- +‎ flicker

Examples

  • Before entering the forest, we saw an impressive cell of mini thunderheads, gorgeously mauve and dimly aflicker from within, standing on the phony horizon like purple-robed clerics of Doom.

    New Race

  • After fifteen or twenty seconds, Lily and Scheherazade (with Keith somehow bracketed in the middle of it) were swiftly and surreally engulfed by a swarm of young men, not boys or youths, but young men in sharp shirts and pressed slacks, whooping, pleading, cackling and all aflicker, like a telekinetic card trick of kings and knaves, shuffling and riffling and fanning out under the streetlamps ...

    'The Pregnant Widow'

  • Sunlight drenched us, though more than a third of the sky was black, tumid with rain, intermittently aflicker with electricity.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Suddenly overwhelmed, cold lightnings aflicker in him, the boy stared past his father, outward and outward.

    Starfarers

  • Because he had come down at Ilitu's head, he saw the face inverted, a chiaroscuro behind the hyalon, lights and shadows aflicker as his lamps moved.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Because he had come down at Ilitu's head, he saw the face inverted, a chiaroscuro behind the hyalon, lights and shadows aflicker as his lamps moved.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • It displayed a schematic of the sock ahead, aflicker with fields of fire.

    The Dragon Never Sleeps

  • Jets aflicker, the boat staggered drunkenly over the moonscape.

    Explorations

  • One was scarfaced, athletic, his tailtip restlessly aflicker.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate

  • Then finally -- it was dark outside, the hot still dark of summer's end, heat lightning aflicker beyond stockade and skeletal trees -- he summoned her; but when she entered the office, he rose and said: "Let us go to my private quarters."

    A Circus of Hells

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