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 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 There are glimmerings of hope among some China watchers that President Trump might have a chance to right America’s very skewed relationship with China. John Pomfret, The Denver Post, "How Trump could put U.S.-China relations on the right track," 7 Feb. 2017 That was my introduction, my first glimmerings of the space program. Daily Times-call, The Denver Post, "How a Boulder Reservoir lifeguard found his future in space," 12 May 2017 As an occupational therapist placed sticky electrodes up her left arm to stimulate the muscles there, Amy ignored the church steeples and familiar architecture glimmering in morning light. Kristina Goetz, The Courier-Journal, "Miracle mom Amy Bailey shows daughter: 'Never give up'," 11 May 2017 Some were recorded for Warner Bros. during Prince’s long relationship with the label, and there have been glimmerings of a plan for resurfacing some of the vault material. Ben Greenman, The New Yorker, "The Unique Problem Posed by Prince’s Unreleased Songs," 21 Apr. 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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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easily led, controlled, or managed

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