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Synonyms for glimmer
ˈglɪm ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gleam, gleaming, glimmer(noun)

    a flash of light (especially reflected light)

    Synonyms:
    intimation, lambency, glimmering, gleaming, gleam, inkling, glow

  2. inkling, intimation, glimmering, glimmer(verb)

    a slight suggestion or vague understanding

    "he had no inkling what was about to happen"

    Synonyms:
    intimation, glimmering, breath, gleaming, gleam, inkling, hint

  3. gleam, glimmer(verb)

    shine brightly, like a star or a light

    Synonyms:
    gleam, glint, shine, glitter, glisten

Wiktionary

  1. glimmer(noun)

    To shine with a faint light.

    The fireflies glimmered in the dark.

    Synonyms:
    shimmer, flicker

  2. glimmer(noun)

    A flash of light.

    Synonyms:
    sparkle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. glimmer

    Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, gloom, gloominess, obscurity, shade, shadow

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. glimmer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    shine (faintly), gleam, glitter

  2. glimmer(n.)

    Synonyms:
    gleam (of faint, unsteady light), ray, beam

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "glimmer":

    gleam, glow, ray, beacon, glimpse, spark, flicker, modicum, light, flash, blink, iight

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How to use glimmer in a sentence?

  1. Nicos Anastasiades:

    I expect that the other side will show the same good will, to move forward, we have to deal with these issues seriously to see a glimmer of hope, of light for the future.

  2. Lorne Baring:

    Investors have a glimmer of hope from the fact that in Alexis Tsipras' speech he still refers to a deal being struck. And with the removal of Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister, there is clearly an intent to improve relations with the Troika creditor group, however, in the face of the Greek tragedy and China market turbulence, investors still have plenty to worry about.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    We wanted to get to 20 million, but some glimmer of hope is that in the last 72 hours, they’ve gotten 1.2 million doses into peoples’ arms, which is an average of about 500,000 a day, we are not where we want to be. There’s no doubt about that. But I think we can get there.

  4. David Grann:

    That gave me a real sense, a glimmer, a glimpse, of what Jack Fawcett on 1925 and Jack Fawcett on 1925 parties went through every day.

  5. Iain Hall:

    We need to be smart, after 30 long years, when all we have in the world is displacement, here we have a glimmer of hope. Here we have a chance of success. That is a good sell.

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