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adjective dim pronunciation in American English /dɪm/
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  1. 1
    dim light is not bright
    the dim glow of the streetlamp
    1. b.
      dim shapes are not clear, because there is not much light or because they are far away
      She caught a glimpse of a dim figure in the dark kitchen.
  2. 2
    [usually before noun] a dim memory is something that you cannot remember very well because it happened a long time ago
    I had a dim recollection of a visit to a big dark house.
  3. 3
    if the chances of something good happening are dim, it is not likely to happen
    Their chances of victory were starting to look dim.

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