glim·​mer·​ing | \ ˈglim-riŋ How to pronounce glimmering (audio) , ˈgli-mə- \

Definition of glimmering

Examples of glimmering in a Sentence

a faint glimmering of light
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First Known Use of glimmering

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glimmering

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14 Jul 2021

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“Glimmering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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