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American English: /ˈɡlɪmər/
British English: /ˈɡlɪmə/

Translation of glimmer in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • (candles/fireflies/lanterns)
    brillar con luz trémula
    the stream glimmers in the moonlight
    la luz de la luna cabrillea en el arroyo [literary]
    Example sentences
    • It was sundown, the skies were dark orange, the temple and its worshippers glimmered in pools of light and dark.
    • His short blond hair glimmered in the light which shone into the walkways and halls.
    • Her spectacles caught the light from somewhere and glimmered under the straight blonde of her hair.


  • 1 (of candle, light)
    luz (feminine) débil or tenue y trémula
    Example sentences
    • The desolate plains seemed to end and, I could've sworn I had imagined it, but there seemed to be a faint glimmer of light on the horizon.
    • Even in what seems to be the darkest hour, there's a faint glimmer of light.
    • Ahead in the tunnel he could see a faint glimmer of light against the water, and could smell the air freshening.
  • 2 (of understanding) there's a glimmer of hope
    hay un rayo or un rayito de esperanza
    Example sentences
    • Yesterday, there was a small glimmer of hope when there was a sign that his liver function may have started to come back but it is still well below the levels needed to pull him through.
    • There are glimmers, small indicators and little signs that our country might be starting to find its feet again and our policies making an impact.
    • The spirit of the holiday may be getting lost in all this back and forth, but there may be a faint glimmer of hope.
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