flicker

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noun
ADJECTIVE
faint, slight, small, tiny

She caught the faintest flicker of amusement on his face.

brief
sudden
last (often figurative)

The police stamped out the last flickers of freedom.

candle
VERB + FLICKER
show
catch, notice, see
detect, feel

She felt a brief flicker of jealousy.

FLICKER + VERB
cross sth

A flicker of guilt crossed his face.

catch sb's eye

A flicker of movement caught her eye.

PREPOSITION
flicker of

‘He'll soon be here,’ she thought, with a flicker of excitement.

She spoke without a flicker of fear.

PHRASES
the flicker of a candle, the flicker of a flame

The brief flicker of a candle flame caught our eyes.

a flicker of sb's/the eyes

Her only reaction was a slight flicker of her eyes.

a flicker of hope, a flicker of interest

Stock markets showed barely a flicker of interest in the election result.

a flicker of light, a flicker of movement

He saw a flicker of light in the darkness.

a flicker of recognition

The witness stared at the accused but she showed not a flicker of recognition.

a flicker of a smile

I noticed a flicker of a smile on her face.

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verb
ADVERB
briefly, for a moment, momentarily
slightly
nervously

Her eyes flickered nervously in anticipation.

rapidly
off, out
on and off

The lights flickered on and off.

PREPOSITION
across, over

His gaze flickered over her.

PHRASES
flicker into life, flicker to life

The television screen flickered into life.

flicker open

Kate's eyes flickered open.

Flicker is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bulb, ↑candle, ↑eye, ↑fire, ↑flame, ↑gaze, ↑image, ↑lamp, ↑light, ↑monitor, ↑screen, ↑shadow, ↑smile, ↑tongue, ↑torch

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