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glimmer

verb [I] uk   /ˈɡlɪm.ər/  us   //
to shine with a weak light or a light that is not continuous: The lights of the village were glimmering in the distance. The sky glimmered with stars. a glimmering candlefigurative The first faint signs of an agreement began to glimmer through (= appear).

glimmer

noun [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.

glimmer noun [C] (SIGN)

a slight sign of something good or positive: This month's sales figures offer a glimmer of hope for the depressed economy. She's never shown a glimmer of interest in classical music. The first glimmer of light (= sign of development or understanding) has appeared in the peace talks.
Translations of “glimmer”
in Arabic وَميض…
in Korean 희미한 빛…
in Malaysian mengerdip samar-samar…
in French luire faiblement…
in Turkish titrek ışık…
in Italian barlume, luccichio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出微弱的光, 隱約閃爍…
in Russian мерцание…
in Polish promyk, migotanie…
in Vietnamese le lói…
in Spanish brillar con luz tenue/trémula, rielar…
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 Indonesian bercahaya redup…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出微弱的光, 隐约闪烁…
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