from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • intransitive verb Prov. Eng. To flutter, as a bird.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to flutter as a bird
  • verb to flicker, quiver


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.


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