flicker out

flicker out

[for a flame] to dwindle, little by little, until it goes out. The candle flickered out, leaving us in total darkness. When the last flame flickered out, the room began to get cold.
See also: out

flicker out

v.
To waver in intensity and then completely subside: The candle burned for an hour and then flickered out.
See also: out
References in classic literature ?
Slowly a humped shape rose out of the pit, and the ghost of a beam of light seemed to flicker out from it.