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Meaning of GLIMMER

Pronunciation:  'glimur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a flash of light (especially reflected light)
  2. [v]  shine brightly, like a star or a light
 

GLIMMER is a 7 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: gleam, gleam, gleaming
 
 See Also: emit light, flash, radiate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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, and cf. {Glimpse}.]
    To give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly;
    to show a faint, unsteady light; as, the glimmering dawn; a
    glimmering lamp.
    
          The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day. --Shak.
    
    Syn: To gleam; to glitter. See {Gleam}, {Flash}.
    
    
  2. \Glim"mer\, n.
    1. A faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light;
       also, a gleam.
    
             Gloss of satin and glimmer of pearls. --Tennyson.
    
    2. Mica. See {Mica}. --Woodsward.
    
    {Glimmer gowk}, an owl. [Prov. Eng.] --Tennyson.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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