In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tv picture/candle/flame) parpadear(light) parpadear(light) titilar(needle on dial) oscilarhis eyelids flickered — parpadeó
- a smile flickered across her face — esbozó una sonrisa
- the shadows flickered on the wall — las sombras bailaban en la pared
- The screen flickered, the file opened and I began the run through.
- She slowly fell back into Trev's arms, her eyelids flickering gently.
- After several moments, Karae's eyelids flickered and opened a tiny bit.
- The flames flickered in the darkness of the lower level and cast eerie shadows over the ground.
- The figures of the guitarists are immobile, and so inscrutable are their veiled faces that almost the only stage movement is their hands flickering across the fretboards.
- Before he left, he gave me a quick wink, his eyelid barely flickering.
- Without any warning, the lights flickered then turned on brightly.
- Above his head, rows of fluorescent lights flickered and buzzed.
- Amy entered the dining room with a lighted candle in one hand, the flame flickering in the darkness.
- There were no bright lights flickering on and off giving you a headache.
- His eyelids flickered as he struggled to regain control of his body.
- A bright light flickered from the other side of the window and firecrackers popped all over the room.
- As they chattered a small striped viper squirmed on top of the map with tongue flickering from open fangs.
- There was a pause and then fluorescent lights flickered to life.
- The sun flickered as its light shone through the branches of the trees.
- The night music of the third movement flickered with spectral glissandos and eerie harmonics.
- The dying embers of the fire flickered and he squinted to get a feel of his surroundings.
- Nick's eyes burned, small flames flickering within his pupils.
- I held in my hand a single black candle, it's flame flickering as my body disturbed the air around it.
- At that moment a strong gust of wind rocked the Weston house, and the lights flickered and then electricity failed.
- Actually, what you see is a barrage of dots, which flicker, and it is up to my head movement to be able to make a shape out of that.
- The bright flashes of light flickered against Nick's hopeless face.
- His syncopated, rapid-fire freestyle flickers between abstract movements and pantomime, but he never loses the beat.
- Then her only source of light flickered off but did not come on again.
- Then the bioluminescent lights flickered on and Damian was blinded by the sudden flash of light.
- The harsh fluorescent light flickered back on and Ashley looked up at him.
- The candle flames flickered oddly, as if some draft was waxing and waning in time with the chanting.
- The candle fire flickered and the shadows danced in the room.
- She crouched on the soft sand in a cave, the light of a dying fire flickering across her tan fur.
- Apples' eyelashes flickered open slowly before her big gray eyes struggled to adjust to the darkness of the jungle around her.
- But the troubles caused by that truth cause the candle's flame to flicker slightly from time to time.
- Saka's eyelids flickered, then popped open to reveal cerulean eyes with no pupils that Ayane could see.
- The flame flickered and then burnt fiercely, casting a warm yellow light over the small study.
- The flame flickered, casting an amber glow over the room and coating it in warmth.
- Of course, the restaurant has no sign - only a red neon ‘open’ that flickers in one window.
- Once the lights were dimmed, the view from the stage was pitch-black save for the pinpoints of candle flames flickering in the dark.
- Alicia had placed a group of advent candles on the windowsill and their flames were flickering merrily against the backdrop of the night.
- Teresa began to thrash around in Alistairs arms, her eyelids still flickering.
- It had only been a few minutes earlier that a flame had flickered into life inside a linen cupboard on the top floor, but already the corridor was filled with smoke.
- I felt like bursting when her eyelids flickered ever so slightly.
- In the near distance, torch light flickered through the blackness, slowly moving away from her.
- By the time she got him to the side of the road, flames were flickering.
- The music sways like a candle flame flickering in the breeze; it can fade, almost dying altogether, then it suddenly soars high and true.
- If your eyelids flickered, he'd sit up waiting for some indication that it wouldn't be long before the first long stroll of the day.
- The queue screen flickered: five counters open, then four, then three.
- The computer screen flickered and 68 results appeared on the screen.
- She flickered her eyelids open groggily and stifled a yawn.
- And like the bright sun of the Caribbean the porch light flickered on.
- The television flickered and a vision appeared on the screen.
- And the stars that were splashed across the sky flickered like candle flames.
- It is promised that he shall enjoy its treasures, and so he does for a short time, before the flames flicker upon him in turn.
- Green and white lights flickered all up the sides of the hall.
- The two noticed that Kari was shifting her body, and her eyelids were flickering.
- Small dying flames flickered on his body, and he did nothing to remove them, as if the flames were merely a mirage.
- Headlights flickered in through my open window and I sat up eagerly to peer outside.
- The immature flame of the candle flickered slightly, exposing for a moment more of the trio seated in the room.
- Her eyelids were flickering, as though she was coming out of sleep, but she had not quite yet gotten there.
- Her eyelids flickered, and soon fatigue took over, and she gave in to sleep.
- My eyelids flickered open and revealed Jack on a chair next to my bed.
- My animals would behave strangely; electric lights would flicker and flash.
2flickering present participle(light) parpadeante(light) titilantewe watched the flickering shadows/flames — mirábamos bailar las sombras/llamas
1(of flame) parpadeo masculine(of light) parpadeo masculine(of light) titileo masculinethe flicker on the TV screen — el parpadeo de la imagen
- But when the guy finally came and he just removed some pins there was a flicker of light and I felt this surge of exuberance.
- There was a sudden flicker of light, so blindingly bright that Cinaed had to turn away and close his eyes tightly for a few moments, until it faded.
- Abruptly, the strange, unsteady flickers of light coalesced, solidifying as a small spark of flame grew within their depths.
- And there it would be, the horizon ablaze with light where the gleaming flames of candles met the distant flicker of stars.
- The Americans placed their own snipers in buildings across the road, in the hope that a muzzle flash or a flicker of light or shadow would betray the enemy's position.
- The dark flicker's still gone, no matter where I look, replaced by the flicker of fluorescent pipe lighting above me.
- There was a flicker of white light, and Angel was watching himself on a rooftop, with a rock in his hand, smashing the Ring of Amarra.
- To the untrained eye, their movements were only highlighted by the flickers of light that emanated from their swords, but Geoff's eyes could make out each move that they were executing.
- The bright flicker of the candles lit the room and colored their cheeks as they stood before the kingdom's legion of Royal advisors.
- They stayed late beside its glow, a flicker of light barely visible to us through the trees.
- He had summoned the Princess only just in time for her to see the last flicker of the flames.
- It is completely dark, not a flicker of light to guide you, so you walk and, with your right hand, feel along the wall trying to find the key to Buddha.
- When the flame calmed down to a gentle flicker, I carefully lit the cigarette, breathing in slowly.
- All you manage to see is a little flicker of light, following by a throaty rumble of thunder.
- And then, without so much as a flicker, the light of the candle went out.
- Thundering flickers of light flashed across the late night sky, the tattle tale sign of the oncoming storm.
- The flicker of tail lights passed the window as two trucks were backing into the drive.
- A flicker of light shone through the crack between the door and the carpet.
- Suddenly, there was an electric-arc flicker of harsh bluish light and a crackling noise from inside her closet!
- As flickers of light illuminate the whole great space, the choir begins to sing: Surrexit Christus, ‘Christ Is Risen.’
2(of eyelids) parpadeo masculine(of needle on dial) oscilación femininethe flicker of a smile passed across her face — esbozó una sonrisa
- without a flicker of recognition — sin la más mínima señal de reconocerlo
- In a patient with an Achilles rupture, only a flicker of movement on the pressure gauge is discernible with dorsiflexion.
- Doune glanced up at the sign of a flicker of movement above him.
- Again, as in the other dream, she saw a flicker of movement, but this time she followed it.
- Near the mistline a flicker of movement in the uppermost section of waterfall caught our attention.
- He gave a thumbs-up and saw a flicker of movement from the shadows.
- He saw a flicker of movement in the trees, and he climbed forward quietly, creeping up on Devoss.
- I stop for a moment and I see a flicker of movement.
- There was a flicker of movement at the corner of my eye, and I threw myself to the side instinctively.
- She kept low and watched the wagons disappear, but a flicker of movement caught her eye and she turned her head in time to see a red spider logo on the back of a jacket.
- Ebony could see a dark flicker of movement outside, and a moment later the door opened and a man walked into the room.
- She thought she caught a flicker of movement out of the corner of her eye and turned to peer intently that way.
- I saw a flicker of movement from the shadowy hall.
- Out of the corner of her eye, she saw a flicker of movement.
- A flicker of movement at the corner of his eye drew his attention away, and Seira tore his gaze away.
- As I walked behind him, he turned and faced me, and at that moment I turned my head at a flicker of movement coming from the corner of the house.
- A flicker of movement to the right caught his eye and he saw the guard slowly approach, sauntering down the hall without a care in the world.
- I blew a mist out into the air and absently thought of the chances for it to snow when I thought I saw a flicker of movement to my side.
- He caught a flicker of movement off to his right and vaguely heard the soft sounds of a small stream.
- A flicker of movement, about a hundred yards from the gate suddenly drawing his attention.
- With few lines, his performance is a lesson in how to express internal anguish with little in the way of verbiage and barely a flicker of movement.
3(faint sensation)a flicker of encouragement/life — una chispa de aliento/vida
- a flicker of hope — un rayo de esperanza
1carpintero dorado masculine
- Jays always initiated flock movement and, unlike other woodpeckers, flickers almost always followed the jay flocks when they moved.
- In late fall, there are red-shafted flickers, hairy woodpeckers, finches, chickadees, nuthatches, and, of course, jays.
- When trees die, the Crouches leave them standing so that birds such as flickers and chickadees can feed on the insects that invade the dead wood.
- Pigeons are predominant, but, as you explore, you see sparrows and bluebirds and flickers and blue jays and wrens and kestrels and starlings and robins.
- We also saw more juncos, kinglets, flickers, and siskin.
- The preserve, wild with birdsong, was thick with robins, flickers, grackles, blackbirds, catbirds, and doves.
- Woodpeckers, flickers, chickadees and nuthatches are among the many species that benefit from it.
- The fact that flickers did not defend feeding territories suggests that characteristics of their prey make it uneconomical to monopolize.
- House wrens and chickadees compete for cankerworms and caterpillars; wood ducks, gray squirrels, flickers, and screech owls fight for the same nesting sites.
- Unlike most woodpeckers, flickers spend a lot of time on the ground probing for ants.
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