Definition of glimmer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡlɪmə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɪmər//
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  1. 1a faint unsteady light We could see a glimmer of light on the far shore.
  2. 2(also glimmering) a small sign of something a glimmer of hope I caught the glimmer of a smile in his eyes. the glimmering of an idea
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Swedish glimra and Danish glimre.Extra examples The faint glimmer of an idea had crept into his mind. There was the glimmer of tears in his eyes. We saw the glimmer of a distant torch.
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