• (RP) IPA: /ˈɡlɪmə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɡlɪmɚ/

glimmer (plural glimmers)

  1. A faint light; a dim glow.
    The glimmer of the fireflies was pleasant to watch.
  2. A flash of light.
  3. A faint or remote possibility.
    A glimmer of hope.
  4. (dated) mica
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Verb

glimmer (glimmers, present participle glimmering; past and past participle glimmered)

  1. (intransitive) To shine with a faint, unsteady light.
    The fireflies glimmered in the dark.
    the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene iii]:
      The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: émettre une lueur
  • German: glimmern
  • Portuguese: vislumbrar
  • Russian: мерца́ть

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