Glimmer - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡlɪmər|  American pronunciation of the word glimmer
Brit.  |ˈɡlɪmə|  British pronunciation of the word glimmer


- a flash of light (especially reflected light) (syn: gleam, gleaming)
- a slight suggestion or vague understanding (syn: glimmering, inkling, intimation)


- shine brightly, like a star or a light (syn: gleam)


Candles glimmered in the windows of the inn.

Moonlight glimmered on the pond.

the glimmer of a distant star

Their first meeting with the new boss gave them a glimmer of what they could expect.

No glimmer of hope.

a glimmer of hope for the future

He searched her face, hoping to see some glimmer of emotion.

The market has failed to show any glimmer of momentum on the upside.

She said the unemployment figures were a glimmer of hope.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: glimmer
he/she/it: glimmers
present participle: glimmering
past tense: glimmered
past participle: glimmered
singular: glimmer
plural: glimmers
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