(noun, verb)


1. a flash of light (especially reflected light)

Similar word(s): gleam, gleaming

Definition categories: event, flash

2. a slight suggestion or vague understanding

Similar word(s): glimmering, inkling, intimation

Definition categories: thought, suggestion

Sentences with glimmer as a noun:

- The glimmer of the fireflies was pleasant to watch.

- A glimmer of hope.


1. shine brightly, like a star or a light

Similar word(s): gleam

Definition categories: perception, radiate

Sentences with glimmer as a verb:

- The fireflies glimmered in the dark.

- the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp