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adjective dim pronunciation in British English /dɪm/ 
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  1. 1
    dim light is not bright

    the dim glow of the streetlamp

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    1. a.
      dim places do not have much light in them, so you cannot see very well

      The room was very dim.

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    2. 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.

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