Definition of Glimmer

1. Noun. A flash of light (especially reflected light).

Exact synonyms: Gleam, Gleaming
Generic synonyms: Flash
Derivative terms: Gleam, Gleam, Glimmery



2. Verb. Shine brightly, like a star or a light. "The horizon is glimmering with lights"
Exact synonyms: Gleam
Generic synonyms: Radiate
Derivative terms: Gleam, Gleaming

3. Noun. A slight suggestion or vague understanding. ; "He had no inkling what was about to happen"
Exact synonyms: Glimmering, Inkling, Intimation
Generic synonyms: Suggestion
Derivative terms: Intimate, Intimate

Definition of Glimmer

1. v. i. To give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly; to show a faint, unsteady light; as, the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp.

2. n. A faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light; also, a gleam.

Definition of Glimmer

1. Noun. A faint light; a dim glow. ¹

2. Noun. A flash of light. ¹

3. Noun. A faint or remote possibility. ¹

4. Noun. (mineralogy dated) mica ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To shine with a faint light. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glimmer

1. to shine faintly or unsteadily [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Glimmer

glidings
gliff
gliffing
gliffings
gliffs
glift
glifts
glike
glikes
glim
glime
glimed
glimepiride
glimes
gliming
glimmer (current term)
glimmered
glimmering
glimmeringly
glimmerings
glimmers
glimmery
glimms
glimpse
glimpsed
glimpser
glimpsers
glimpses
glimpsing
glims

Literary usage of Glimmer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"The west yet glimmer» with some streaks of day. Shot., Macbeth, ill. 3. The pools No longer glimmer, ami the silvery streams Darken to veins of lead at thy ..."

2. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1805)
"Experiments on a Mineral Substance formerly supposed to be Zeolite; with some Remarks on two Species of Uran-glimmer. By the Rev. William Gregor. ..."

3. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... of ignorance and lust; but its faint glimmer guides his steps to the brink of blank infidelity, and then the pale rays fade into blackest night. ..."

4. The Lady of the Lake by Walter Scott (1893)
"... So well was match'd the tartan screen With heath bell dark and brackens green; Unless where, here and there, a blade, Or lance's point, a glimmer made, ..."

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