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flicker

2 noun
     
flicker2 [countable]
1 an unsteady light that goes on and off quickly
flicker of
the flicker of the firelight
2

a flicker of emotion/uncertainty/excitement etc

a feeling or expression that continues for a very short time:
She saw a flicker of doubt in his eyes.
3 a quick sudden movement or series of movements

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