glimmering
noun Date: 15th century glimmer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Glimmering — Glim mer*ing, n. 1. Faint, unsteady light; a glimmer. South. [1913 Webster] 2. A faint view or idea; a glimpse; an inkling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glimmering — [glim′ər iŋ] n. GLIMMER …   English World dictionary

  • Glimmering — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glimmering — [[t]glɪ̱mərɪŋ[/t]] glimmerings N COUNT: N of n A glimmering of something is a faint sign of it. ...a glimmering of understanding. ...the first glimmerings of civilization …   English dictionary

  • glimmering — glim|mer|ing [ glımərıŋ ] noun count a slight sign of something: The sight gave her the glimmering of an idea …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glimmering — glimmer ► VERB ▪ shine faintly with a wavering light. ► NOUN 1) a faint or wavering light. 2) a faint sign of a feeling or quality: a glimmer of hope. DERIVATIVES glimmering adjective & noun. ORIGIN probably Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • glimmering — n. 1 = GLIMMER n. 2 an act of glimmering …   Useful english dictionary

  • glimmering — glimmeringly, adv. /glim euhr ing/, n. 1. a faint or unsteady light; glimmer. 2. a faint glimpse or idea; inkling. adj. 3. shining faintly or unsteadily; shimmering. [1300 50; ME; see GLIMMER, ING1, ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • glimmering — Synonyms and related words: a little learning, amateurism, blink, blinking, blinky, broad hint, clue, coruscant, coruscating, coruscation, cue, dilettantism, dilettantship, firefly, gentle hint, gesture, glimmer, glimmerous, glimmery, glimpse,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • glimmering — glim|mer|ing [ˈglımərıŋ] n [C often plural] a small sign of thought or feeling ▪ The glimmerings of an idea began to come to him …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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