Glimmered
Glimmer Glim"mer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glimmered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glimmering}.] [Akin to G. glimmer a faint, trembling light, mica, glimmern to glimmer, glimmen to shine faintly, glow, Sw. glimma, Dan. glimre, D. glimmen, glimpen. See {Gleam} a ray, and cf. {Glimpse}.] To give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly; to show a faint, unsteady light; as, the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp. [1913 Webster]

The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day. --Shak.

Syn: To gleam; to glitter. See {Gleam}, {Flash}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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