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glimmer

noun
 
 
/ˈɡlɪmər/
a glimmer of happiness/hope, etc a small sign of something goodShowing and demonstrating
[C] the light from something that is shining in a weak wayLight
Translations of “glimmer”
in Korean 희미한 빛…
in Arabic وَميض…
in French (faible) lueur…
in Turkish titrek ışık…
in Italian barlume, luccichio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 光, 閃爍的微光, 微弱的亮光…
in Russian мерцание…
in Polish promyk, migotanie…
in Spanish rayo, vislumbre, resquicio…
in Portuguese luz trêmula e fraca…
in German der Schimmer…
in Catalan llum tènue…
in Japanese かすかな光, ぼんやりとした光…
in Chinese (Simplified) 光, 闪烁的微光, 微弱的亮光…
(Definition of glimmer noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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