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a faint glimmer of light

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  • glimmer — ► VERB ▪ shine faintly with a wavering light. ► NOUN 1) a faint or wavering light. 2) a faint sign of a feeling or quality: a glimmer of hope. DERIVATIVES glimmering adjective & noun. ORIGIN probably Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • glimmer — [[t]glɪ̱mə(r)[/t]] glimmers, glimmering, glimmered 1) VERB If something glimmers, it produces or reflects a faint, gentle, often unsteady light. The moon glimmered faintly through the mists. [V ing] ...the glimmering ocean. 2) N COUNT A glimmer… …   English dictionary

  • glimmer — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ faint, tiny ▪ In the east we could see the first faint glimmer of dawn. ▪ The faint glimmer of an idea had crept into his mind. (figurative) PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • glimmer — verb shine faintly with a wavering light. noun 1》 a faint or wavering light. 2》 a faint sign of a feeling or quality: a glimmer of hope. Derivatives glimmering adjective &noun glimmeringly adverb Origin ME: prob. of Scand. origin; related to Swed …   English new terms dictionary

  • glimmer — /ˈglɪmə / (say glimuh) verb (i) 1. to shine faintly or unsteadily; twinkle; flicker. 2. to appear faintly or dimly. –noun 3. a faint or unsteady light; gleam. 4. a faint appearance or indication: a glimmer of hope. {Middle English glemer(en)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • glimmer — glim•mer [[t]ˈglɪm ər[/t]] n. 1) a faint or unsteady light; gleam 2) a dim perception; faint glimpse or idea; inkling 3) to shine faintly or unsteadily; twinkle, shimmer, or flicker 4) to appear faintly or dimly • Etymology: 1300–50; ME glimeren… …   From formal English to slang

  • glimmer — /glim euhr/, n. 1. a faint or unsteady light; gleam. 2. a dim perception; inkling. v.i. 3. to shine faintly or unsteadily; twinkle, shimmer, or flicker. 4. to appear faintly or dimly. [1300 50; ME glimeren to gleam; c. G glimmern; cf. OE gleomu… …   Universalium

  • Glimmer — Glim mer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glimmered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glimmering}.] [Akin to G. glimmer a faint, trembling light, mica, glimmern to glimmer, glimmen to shine faintly, glow, Sw. glimma, Dan. glimre, D. glimmen, glimpen. See {Gleam} a ray,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glimmer — [glim′ər] vi. [ME glimeren, to shine, freq. < base of OE glæm (see GLEAM), akin to Du glimmeren, Ger glimmern] 1. to give a faint, flickering light 2. to appear or be seen faintly or dimly n. 1. a faint, flickering light 2. a faint… …   English World dictionary

  • Glimmer — Glim mer, n. 1. A faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light; also, a gleam. [1913 Webster] Gloss of satin and glimmer of pearls. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Mica. See {Mica}. Woodsward. [1913 Webster] {Glimmer gowk}, an owl. [Prov.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glimmer gowk — Glimmer Glim mer, n. 1. A faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light; also, a gleam. [1913 Webster] Gloss of satin and glimmer of pearls. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Mica. See {Mica}. Woodsward. [1913 Webster] {Glimmer gowk}, an owl.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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