Origin of glimmering
verb (used without object)
Origin of glimmer
Synonyms for glimmer
Related Words for glimmeringglisten, twinkle, gleam, flicker, shimmer, glint, shine, flash, blink, coruscate, fade, glister, scintillate, glance, glitter, glow
Examples from the Web for glimmering
Contemporary Examples of glimmering
As I drove home that night around eight, Long Island Sound was pitch-black, apart from the glimmering reflection of light poles.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead
August 21, 2014
I was very young and I thought that the whole experience was a wonderful adventure and a glimmering portal to the future.The New Fear of Flying After MH370
March 31, 2014
Historical Examples of glimmering
A glimmering of the truth came to Dunk, and his eyes narrowed.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
And the lamps shone round them, and above them was the glimmering moon.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Zora knows this glimmering light is not love, but renunciation.Melomaniacs
The glimmering of an explanation of this did not come until a long time afterward.Disowned
Side by side they had sat, watching that glimmering scene about them.
Word Origin for glimmer
1580s, from glimmer (v.).
early 14c., "shine brightly," a frequentative from Proto-Germanic *glim-, root of Old English glæm "brightness" (see gleam (n.)). Sense shifted 15c. to "shine faintly." Cf. Dutch glimmeren, German glimmeren "to shine dimly." Related: Glimmered; glimmering.