glimmers

glimmer

[glim-er]
noun
1.
a faint or unsteady light; gleam.
2.
a dim perception; inkling.
verb (used without object)
3.
to shine faintly or unsteadily; twinkle, shimmer, or flicker.
4.
to appear faintly or dimly.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English glimeren to gleam; cognate with German glimmern; compare Old English gleomu splendor


1. See gleam.
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glimmer (ˈɡlɪmə)
 
vb
1.  (of a light, candle, etc) to glow faintly or flickeringly
2.  to be indicated faintly: hope glimmered in his face
 
n
3.  a glow or twinkle of light
4.  a faint indication
 
[C14: compare Middle High German glimmern, Swedish glimra, Danish glimre]
 
'glimmeringly
 
adv

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glimmer
early 14c., frequentative of P.Gmc. *glim-, root of O.E. glæm "brightness" (see gleam). Originally "shine brightly," sense shifted 15c. to "shine faintly."
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