Glimmer meaning

glĭm'ər
To glimmer is defined as to faintly shine or sparkle.

An example of glimmer is when the lights of the city reflect over the water and sparkle a bit in the rippling waves.

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The definition of a glimmer is a glistening or wavering light, or a small sign or feeling of something positive.

A light twinkling out and reflecting over the river at night is an example of a glimmer.

When you have been feeling like understanding math is hopeless but you finally are starting to get the concepts, this is an example of a time when you feel a glimmer of understanding.

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A dim or intermittent flicker or flash of light.
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A faint manifestation or indication; a trace.

A glimmer of understanding.

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To emit a dim, intermittent light.
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To be reflected in dim, intermittent flashes.
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To appear faintly or indistinctly.

Hope still glimmered in our minds.

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To give a faint, flickering light.
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To appear or be seen faintly or dimly.
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A faint, flickering light.
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A faint manifestation or dim perception.
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The glimmer of the fireflies was pleasant to watch.

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A flash of light.
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A faint or remote possibility.

A glimmer of hope.

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(mineralogy, dated) Mica.
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(intransitive) To shine with a faint unsteady light.

The fireflies glimmered in the dark.

The glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp.

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Origin of glimmer

  • Middle English glimeren to glitter, glimmer ghel-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition