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glimmering

[ glim-er-ing ]
/ ˈglɪm ər ɪŋ /
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noun
a faint or unsteady light; glimmer.
a faint glimpse or idea; inkling.
adjective
shining faintly or unsteadily; shimmering.
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Origin of glimmering

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at glimmer, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM glimmering

glim·mer·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use glimmering in a sentence

  • The green drenched woods lay all about his path, bent thick, and the forest drooped glimmeringly.

    English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
  • The golden hands of the parlor clock point glimmeringly to an hour after midnight, and the house is still.

    A Love Story Reversed|Edward Bellamy
  • But a surmise of their drift had begun to dawn glimmeringly upon Dorothy.

    Gray youth|Oliver Onions
  • The green drenched weeds lay all about in his path, bent thick, and the forest drooped glimmeringly.

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