Translation of glimmer in Spanish:


brillar con luz trémula, v.

Pronunciation /ˈɡlɪmər//ˈɡlɪmə/

intransitive verb

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    (fireflies/lanterns/candles) brillar con luz trémula
    the stream glimmers in the moonlight la luz de la luna cabrillea en el arroyo literary
    • The cold steel glimmered brightly, being bathed in sun's rays.
    • Chests of gold and jewels and riches appeared before him, glimmering in the darkness.
    • She had on a beautiful red gown that glimmered as the light hit it.
    • Her eyes glimmered in the light and she beckoned us in.
    • The fish caught in the trap glimmered in the sun from their movements.
    • The sun light glimmered into the room through the large window on the wall.
    • In his strong hands was a tiny medallion, which glimmered in the light.
    • Her spectacles caught the light from somewhere and glimmered under the straight blonde of her hair.
    • His police badge glimmered in the bright light of the sun streaming in through the doorway and windows.
    • It was sundown, the skies were dark orange, the temple and its worshippers glimmered in pools of light and dark.
    • He pointed beyond a cluster of trees and bushes, where something metallic glimmered in the early sunlight.
    • His shoulder length blonde hair always glimmered faintly, even in complete darkness.
    • He looked up to see a wall before him, glimmering in the sun.
    • His short blond hair glimmered in the light which shone into the walkways and halls.
    • She turned her head away from him, not wanting to see the way his eyes glimmered in the moonlight.
    • The city lights in the distance glimmered, but mostly all the houses on the street were dark.
    • The white lights of the hall glimmered on the drops of rain that spotted his coat.
    • The buildings looked like crystal statues that glimmered in the light.
    • His dark eyes, streaked with shining silver, glimmered in the blue sunlight.
    • He seemed to be struggling to speak, and his eyes seemed to glimmer slightly.


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    (of candle, light)
    luz débil y trémula feminine
    luz tenue y trémula feminine
    • Though it was dark, he could see a glimmer, like light reflecting off metal.
    • 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.
    • Out of the corner of his eye he saw a faint glimmer of light - or at least thought he did.
    • It had dawned overcast and gloomy, with just a glimmer of light to the south.
    • I could see the faint glimmer of light up ahead that indicated the location of the others.
    • There was a mischievous glimmer in his eyes.
    • A glimmer of light flickered in front of him like a faint dying star, but this star didn't wink out of existence.
    • A large cavern, lit only by the faintest glimmer of phosphorescence was exposed, a vast lake in the centre.
    • Just then, I think I saw a small, evil glimmer in his eyes.
    • Ahead in the tunnel he could see a faint glimmer of light against the water, and could smell the air freshening.
    • His words appeared to be sincere though I noticed a slight glimmer of amusement when he talked.
    • Clear glass openings and translucent glass partitions suggest a contrasting fragility and magnify the slightest glimmer of light.
    • Not a mile away, the cave ended at a pedestal with a tiny golden glimmer above it.
    • But I can see the clear outline of the end of the tunnel, not merely a glimmer of light.
    • The trinkets they were wearing around their necks and wrists gave off a glimmer in the dim light - the sky had turned into a mass of sullen grey threatening a persistent downpour.
    • I noticed the slight glimmer in his eyes when he mentioned my mother and gasped.
    • Will watched the diamonds on the tiara glimmer in the flickering light.
    • When burned, they gave a glimmer of light, but not enough to study by.
    • For a moment, she thought she saw a blue-green glimmer of light along the wall, but it faded.
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    (of understanding)
    atisbo masculine
    there's a glimmer of hope hay un rayo / un rayito de esperanza
    • There is of course a glimmer of truth in that.
    • I saw a faint glimmer of hope; a chance to derail the topic.
    • But some glimmer of understanding may sink in.
    • But there was also a first glimmer of optimism.
    • The glimmer of recognition was present but we ignored one another.
    • The spirit of the holiday may be getting lost in all this back and forth, but there may be a faint glimmer of hope.
    • At the heart of our greatest superstitions has always been a glimmer of truth.
    • The man showed not a glimmer of romantic interest in her during the whole evening.
    • A small glimmer of optimism in what was once an endlessly dark tunnel of utmost gloom.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • And for a moment, I felt a faint glimmer of hope as his eyes shifted away, the hurt clearly visible.
    • More recently, a glimmer of optimism briefly broke through the gloom.
    • There are glimmers of hope for the manufacturing sector.
    • Karolek felt a glimmer of amusement and set about making it grow.
    • Suddenly, the only glimmer of meaning in his life has disappeared.
    • The only glimmer of salvation comes from Aimee, of all people.
    • None of them had shown even the slightest glimmer of success, which was more than distressing.
    • There are some glimmers of hope here, but the overall sense remains one of appalling loss.
    • And we're seeing the first glimmer of hope in that troubled region today.