Shimmer meaning

shĭmər
To shimmer is to shine softly or with a wavering, unsteady glow.

When moonlight filters down softly through the trees, this is an example of shimmer.

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To be reflected as a subdued, flickering light.

The moon shimmered on the pond's surface.

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To form a wavering image, as by reflection from waves of water or heat.
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(intransitive) To shine with a veiled, tremulous, or intermittent light; to gleam faintly; to glisten; to glimmer.
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A faint or veiled and tremulous gleam or shining; a glimmer.
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The definition of an unsteady light or reflection is an example of a shimmer.

A reflection of sunlight dancing on the water and presenting a weak light is an example of a shimmer.

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To shine with a subdued flickering light.

Fireflies shimmered in the night sky.

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A flickering or tremulous light; a glimmer.
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To shine with an unsteady light; glimmer.
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A shimmering light; glimmer.
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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.

    From Wiktionary