gleaming vs glimmer what difference

what is difference between gleaming and glimmer

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡliːmɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -iːmɪŋ

Adjective

gleaming (comparative more gleaming, superlative most gleaming)

  1. Having a bright sheen.

Translations

Noun

gleaming (plural gleamings)

  1. A flash of reflected light.

Synonyms

  • shining, glowing, glinting

Translations

Verb

gleaming

  1. present participle of gleam


English

Etymology

From Middle English glimeren, glemeren (to glimmer), equivalent to glim (to shine) +‎ -er (frequentative suffix). Cognate with German Low German glimmern (to glimmer), German glimmern (to glimmer), Danish glimre (to glimmer), Swedish glimra (to glimmer).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɪmə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɪmɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪmə(ɹ)

Noun

glimmer (countable and uncountable, plural glimmers)

  1. A faint light; a dim glow.
    The glimmer of the fireflies was pleasant to watch.
  2. A flash of light.
  3. A faint or remote possibility.
    a glimmer of hope
  4. (dated, uncountable) Mica.

Synonyms

  • (flash of light): sparkle, shimmer

Translations

Verb

glimmer (third-person singular simple present glimmers, present participle glimmering, simple past and past participle glimmered)

  1. (intransitive) To shine with a faint, unsteady light.
    The fireflies glimmered in the dark.
    the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp

Synonyms

  • (shine with faint unsteady light): flicker, shimmer, twinkle

Translations


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

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

Noun

glimmer m (definite singular glimmeren, uncountable)

  1. (literary and formal) magnificence, glitter, tinsel, something that shines
    Rikdommens glimmer

    The tinsel of wealth
  2. mica

Synonyms

  • (sense 1) glans, prakt, herlighet
  • (sense 2) kråkesølv, mica, mikanitt

Derived terms

  • glimmerskifer
  • Lys glimmer = white mica (literally: “bright mica”)

References

  • “glimmer” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • “glimmer” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

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

Noun

glimmer m (definite singular glimmeren, uncountable)

  1. mica

Synonyms

  • kråkesølv, mica, mikanitt

Derived terms

  • glimmerskifer
  • Lys glimmer = white mica (literally: “bright mica”)

References

  • “glimmer” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

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