Pronunciation Noun

flick (plural flicks)

  1. A short, quick movement, especially a brush, sweep, or flip.
    He removed the speck of dust with a flick of his finger.
    She gave a disdainful flick of her hair and marched out of the room.
  2. (informal) A motion picture; (in plural, usually preceded by "the") movie theater, cinema.
    My all-time favorite flick is "Gone with the Wind."
    Want to go to the flicks tonight?
  3. (fencing) A cut that lands with the point, often involving a whip of the foible of the blade to strike at a concealed target.
  4. (tennis) A powerful underarm volley shot.
  5. The act of pressing a place on a touch screen device.
  6. A flitch.
    a flick of bacon
  7. A unit of time, equal to 1/705,600,000 of a second
  • (short, quick movement) fillip (of the finger)
  • (cinema) the pictures
  • Portuguese: piparote
  • Russian: рыво́к
Translations Verb

flick (flicks, present participle flicking; past and past participle flicked)

  1. To move or hit (something) with a short, quick motion.
    flick one's hair
    with a flick of the wrist
    to flick the dirt from boots
    • Using her hands like windshield wipers, she tried to flick snow away from her mouth. When she clawed at her chest and neck, the crumbs maddeningly slid back onto her face. She grew claustrophobic.
Related terms Translations
Proper noun
  1. A diminutive form of Felicity

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