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GLIMMER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glimmer mean? 

GLIMMER (noun)
  The noun GLIMMER has 2 senses:

1. a flash of light (especially reflected light)
2. a slight suggestion or vague understanding

  Familiarity information: GLIMMER used as a noun is rare.


GLIMMER (verb)
  The verb GLIMMER has 1 sense:

1. shine brightly, like a star or a light

  Familiarity information: GLIMMER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLIMMER (noun)


Sense 1glimmer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flash of light (especially reflected light)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

gleaming; glimmer; gleam

Hypernyms ("glimmer" is a kind of...):

flash (a sudden intense burst of radiant energy)


Sense 2glimmer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slight suggestion or vague understanding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

glimmering; inkling; glimmer; intimation

Context example:

he had no inkling what was about to happen

Hypernyms ("glimmer" is a kind of...):

suggestion (an idea that is suggested)


GLIMMER (verb)


Sense 1glimmer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shine brightly, like a star or a light

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

glimmer; gleam

Hypernyms (to "glimmer" is one way to...):

radiate (cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

Lights glimmer on the horizon
The horizon is glimmering with lights


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