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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [glim-er]
    • /ˈglɪm ər/
    • /ˈɡlɪm.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [glim-er]
    • /ˈglɪm ər/

Definitions of glimmer word

  • noun glimmer a faint or unsteady light; gleam. 1
  • noun glimmer a dim perception; inkling. 1
  • verb without object glimmer to shine faintly or unsteadily; twinkle, shimmer, or flicker. 1
  • verb without object glimmer to appear faintly or dimly. 1
  • noun glimmer Shine faintly with a wavering light. 1
  • noun glimmer light 1

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Origin of glimmer

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English glimeren to gleam; cognate with German glimmern; compare Old English gleomu splendor

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Parts of speech for Glimmer


glimmer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for glimmer

verb glimmer

  • glisten — to reflect a sparkling light or a faint intermittent glow; shine lustrously.
  • twinkle — to shine with a flickering gleam of light, as a star or distant light.
  • gleam — a flash or beam of light: the gleam of a lantern in the dark.
  • flicker — to burn unsteadily; shine with a wavering light: The candle flickered in the wind and went out.
  • shimmer — to shine with or reflect a subdued, tremulous light; gleam faintly.

noun glimmer

  • spark — Muriel (Sarah) (Camberg) 1918–2006, British novelist and writer, born in Scotland.
  • sparkle — to issue in or as if in little sparks, as fire or light: The candlelight sparkled in the crystal.
  • hint — an indirect, covert, or helpful suggestion; clue: Give me a hint as to his identity.
  • inkling — a slight suggestion or indication; hint; intimation: They hadn't given us an inkling of what was going to happen.
  • rayJohn, 1627?–1705, English naturalist.

Antonyms for glimmer

noun glimmer

  • dullness — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.

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