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

 

glimmer

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈɡlɪmə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɪmər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glimmer
BrE BrE//ˈɡlɪmə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɪmər//
 
he / she / it glimmers
BrE BrE//ˈɡlɪməz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɪmərz//
 
past simple glimmered
BrE BrE//ˈɡlɪməd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɪmərd//
 
past participle glimmered
BrE BrE//ˈɡlɪməd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɪmərd//
 
-ing form glimmering
BrE BrE//ˈɡlɪmərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɪmərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] to shine with a faint unsteady light The candles glimmered in the corner. (figurative) Amusement glimmered in his eyes. Word Origin late Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Swedish glimra and Danish glimre.Extra examples A candle glimmered in the corner of the room. He stared at her, his eyes glimmering. The rice fields glimmered in the moonlight.
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