Synonyms for glimmer
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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.
blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling
Princeton's WordNet1.5 / 4 votes
gleam, gleaming, glimmernoun
a flash of light (especially reflected light)
inkling, intimation, glimmering, glimmerverb
a slight suggestion or vague understanding
"he had no inkling what was about to happen"
shine brightly, like a star or a light
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Getting ahead in a difficult profession -- singing, acting, writing, whatever -- requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows and unfair reversals. When I think back to those first couple of years in Rome, those endless rejections, without a glimmer of encouragement from anyone, all those failed screen tests, and yet I never let my desire slide away from me, my belief in myself and what I felt I could achieve.
A classic emerald cut like this one allows for a wide expanse of pure material to be viewed without the distraction of a more complex facet arrangement, it's almost like looking at the glimmer of a reflecting pool.
This doesn't give hope, this is a moment I have been fearing, as long as there wasn't any evidence of a crash, of wounded, of dead or whatever, there was a little glimmer of hope for us.
Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind, But leave---oh leave the light of Hope behind.
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.
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- luz tenueSpanish
- valonpilkahdus, väre, pilke, tuikkia, pilkahdus, tuike, kajastaa, kipinäFinnish
- lueur, [[émettre]] [[une]] [[lueur]]French
- glimte, skimmer, anelse, blinke, skimre, glimtNorwegian
- мерцать, мерцаниеRussian
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