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Glimmer vs. Sparkle

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  • Glimmer (noun)

    A faint light; a dim glow.

    "The glimmer of the fireflies was pleasant to watch."

  • Glimmer (noun)

    A flash of light.

  • Glimmer (noun)

    A faint or remote possibility.

    "A glimmer of hope."

  • Glimmer (noun)

    mica

  • Glimmer (verb)

    To shine with a faint, unsteady light.

    "The fireflies glimmered in the dark."

    "the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp"

  • Sparkle (noun)

    A little spark; a scintillation.

  • Sparkle (noun)

    Brilliance; luster.

    "the sparkle of a diamond"

  • Sparkle (noun)

    Liveliness; vivacity.

    "the sparkle of his conversation over dinner"

  • Sparkle (noun)

    The quality of being sparkling or fizzy; effervescence.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles

    "The wood was sparkling in the bonfire."

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle

    "The stars sparkle in the sky."

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce

    "sparkling wine"

    "sparkling water"

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To disperse.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To scatter on or over.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Glimmer (verb)

    To give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly; to show a faint, unsteady light; as, the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp.

  • Glimmer (noun)

    A faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light; also, a gleam.

  • Glimmer (noun)

    Mica. See Mica.

  • Sparkle (noun)

    A little spark; a scintillation.

  • Sparkle (noun)

    Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.

  • Sparkle

    To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.

  • Sparkle

    To disperse.

  • Sparkle

    To scatter on or over.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Glimmer (noun)

    a flash of light (especially reflected light)

  • Glimmer (noun)

    a slight suggestion or vague understanding;

    "he had no inkling what was about to happen"

  • Glimmer (verb)

    shine brightly, like a star or a light

  • Sparkle (noun)

    brightness and animation of countenance;

    "he had a sparkle in his eye"

  • Sparkle (noun)

    the occurrence of a small flash or spark

  • Sparkle (noun)

    the quality of glittering or sparkling brightly

  • Sparkle (verb)

    reflect brightly;

    "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"

  • Sparkle (verb)

    be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity;

    "The musical performance sparkled"

    "A scintillating conversation"

    "his playing coruscated throught the concert hall"

  • Sparkle (verb)

    emit or produce sparks;

    "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"

  • Sparkle (verb)

    form bubbles;

    "The boiling soup was frothing"

    "The river was foaming"

    "Sparkling water"

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