When moonlight filters down softly through the trees, this is an example of shimmer.
The moon shimmered on the pond's surface.
A reflection of sunlight dancing on the water and presenting a weak light is an example of a shimmer.
Fireflies shimmered in the night sky.
Origin of shimmer
- Middle English shimeren from Old English scimerian
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old English scymrian or Old Norse skimi.