Glimpse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡlɪmps|  American pronunciation of the word glimpse
Brit.  |ɡlɪm(p)s|  British pronunciation of the word glimpse


- a quick look (syn: glance)
- a brief or incomplete view
- a vague indication


- catch a glimpse of or see briefly


We glimpsed him through the window as his car sped past.

...just glimpsed at the photo then turned his attention elsewhere...

We caught a glimpse of him through the window as his car sped past.

...I only got a glimpse of him as we drove by....

We got a glimpse of the history of an English town.

Even imperfect theories contain glimpses of truth.

Then glimpsed the hopeful morrow.

They caught a glimpse of a dark green car.

We only had a fleeting glimpse of the river.

I glimpsed a figure at the window.

For the first time she glimpsed the truth about her sister.

from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake

he caught only a glimpse of the professor's meaning

We glimpsed the Queen as she got into her limousine

...the merest glimpse of blood sends him into a swim...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: glimpse
he/she/it: glimpses
present participle: glimpsing
past tense: glimpsed
past participle: glimpsed
singular: glimpse
plural: glimpses
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