how to pronounce glimmer


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the above transcription of glimmer is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

glimmer is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of glimmer in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… spots a glimmer through the thermal it's …”

meanings of glimmer


  1. A faint or remote possibility.
  2. A flash of light.
  3. Mica.
  4. A faint light; a dim glow.


  1. To shine with a faint, unsteady light.

glimmer frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word glimmer occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics glimmer can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that glimmer can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with glimmer


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