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English

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Noun

Singular
glimmer

Plural
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glimmer ({{{1}}})
  1. A faint light; a dim glow.
    The glimmer of the fireflies was pleasant to watch.
  2. A flash of light.
  3. (idiomatic) A faint or remote possibility.
    A glimmer of hope.

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Verb

Infinitive
to glimmer

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to glimmer (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To shine with a faint light.
    The fireflies glimmered in the dark.

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Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Derived from glimre (glitter, glisten, sparkle). Definition 2 is from German. Has also undergone influence from English.

Noun

(uncountable) glimmer m. - glimmeren (singular definite)

  1. (literary and formal) magnificence, glitter, tinsel, something that shines
    Rikdommens glimmer
    The tinsel of wealth
  2. mica
    Glimmer er et mineral som lett spaltes i tynne flak.
    Mica is a mineral that easily separates into thin leaves

Derived terms

  • Lys glimmer = white mica (literally: "bright mica")

Synonyms

References

  • glimmer” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • glimmer” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Derived from glimre (glitter, glisten, sparkle), with influence from English. The definition is from German.

Noun

(uncountable) glimmer m. - glimmeren (singular definite)

  1. mica
    Glimmer er eit mineral som lett spaltast i tynne flak.
    Mica is a mineral that easily separates into thin leaves

Derived terms

  • Lys glimmer = white mica (literally: "bright mica")

Synonyms

References

  • glimmer” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

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