aflicker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ flicker

Adjective[edit]

aflicker (not comparable)

  1. Flickering.
    • 1875, Robert Browning, “Herakles” in Aristophanes’ Apology, Boston: James R. Osgood, p. 202,[1]
      with age are limbs a-shake / And force a-flicker!
    • 1978, Conrad Richter, “As It Was in the Beginning” in The Rawhide Knot and Other Stories, New York: Knopf, p. 182,[2]
      the long cave of the fort dining room, with tall candles of buffalo tallow wildly aflicker, and fiddle bows sawing,
    • 2001, Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections, London: Fourth Estate, 2007, p. 309,[3]
      whole families grouped around tables, young heads bent over homework, dens aflicker with TV,

Adverb[edit]

aflicker (not comparable)

  1. Flickering.