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
Recent Examples on the Web There are glimmerings on the horizon that the Covid-19 epidemic might eventually lead to an improved medical and public health infrastructure. Emmy Betz, STAT, "Covid-19 and suicide: an uncertain connection," 22 Apr. 2020 Yet, even at the darkest times, these glimmerings of light appear. Isabelle Kliger, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Barcelona, the Applause Starts at 8 p.m.," 20 Mar. 2020 That said, this season of late has offered glimmerings of something less than despair. Michael Powell, New York Times, "The Knicks Were 0-for-Los Angeles, but There May Be Signs of Hope," 8 Jan. 2020 And last year has shown a spotlight on the glimmering and growing lot of hard seltzers that hit with about half of the strength. Lily Jackson |, al, "Americans are drinking less. Has (and will) the sober movement hit Alabama?," 22 Dec. 2019 Natalia Vodianova knows how to give a glimmering, supermodel’s view of what goes on at Fashion Week, both on and off the runway. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Natalia Vodianova Gives a Glowing Look Inside the Fall 2019 Dior Show," 26 Feb. 2019 There have been some glimmerings of change, as far as large employers coming to EastPoint. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje, San Antonio Express-News, "New businesses lagging on the East Side," 30 Dec. 2017 The breezy Daya song pairs a glimmering, sunshine-y drop with blissful verses that more than live up to the track's bright title. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Daya's 7 Best Songs: Critic's Picks," 5 Sep. 2017 There was the Elvis Dress, the strapless Catherine Walker creation encrusted with oyster pearls and sequins, paired with the glimmering Lover’s Knot tiara. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hidden Symbolism in Princess Diana’s White Garden at Kensington Palace," 30 Aug. 2017

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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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“Glimmering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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