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"glimmer" in British English

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glimmerverb [I]

uk   /ˈɡlɪm.ər/  us   //
to ​shine with a ​weaklight or a ​light that is not ​continuous: The ​lights of the ​village were glimmering in the ​distance. The ​sky glimmered withstars. a glimmering ​candle

glimmernoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡlɪm.ər/  us   // (also glimmering )
  • glimmer noun [C] (LIGHT)

a ​light that glimmers ​weakly: We ​saw a glimmer of ​light in the ​distance.
(Definition of glimmer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glimmer" in American English

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glimmerverb [I]

 us   /ˈɡlɪm·ər/
(of ​light) to ​shine without ​strength or not ​continuously: A ​candle glimmered ​faintly in the darkened ​room.

glimmernoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡlɪm·ər/
a ​weaklight that does not ​shinecontinuously : a glimmer of ​light A glimmer is also a ​slightsign: The ​treatyoffered a glimmer of ​hope to the ​region.
(Definition of glimmer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “glimmer”
in Korean 희미한 빛…
in Arabic وَميض…
in Malaysian mengerdip samar-samar…
in French luire faiblement…
in Russian мерцание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出微弱的光, 隱約閃爍…
in Italian barlume, luccichio…
in Turkish titrek ışık…
in Polish promyk, migotanie…
in Spanish brillar con luz tenue/trémula, rielar…
in Vietnamese le lói…
in Portuguese luz trêmula e fraca…
in Thai ส่องแสงสลัว…
in German schimmern…
in Catalan llum tènue…
in Japanese かすかな光, ぼんやりとした光…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出微弱的光, 隐约闪烁…
in Indonesian bercahaya redup…
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