Definition of Shimmer

1. Noun. A weak and tremulous light. "The play of light on the water"

Exact synonyms: Play
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Change, Modification
Derivative terms: Play, Shimmery



2. Verb. Shine with a weak or fitful light. "The horizon is shimmering with lights"; "Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight"
Generic synonyms: Beam, Shine

3. Verb. Give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk.
Generic synonyms: Gleam, Glint, Glisten, Glitter, Shine

Definition of Shimmer

1. v. i. To shine with a tremulous or intermittent light; to shine faintly; to gleam; to glisten; to glimmer.

2. n. A faint, tremulous light; a gleaming; a glimmer.

Definition of Shimmer

1. Verb. (intransitive) To shine with a veiled, tremulous, or intermittent light; to gleam faintly; to glisten; to glimmer. ¹

2. Noun. A faint or veiled and tremulous gleam or shining; a glimmer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shimmer

1. to glimmer [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: glimmer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shimmer

shillyshally
shillyshallying
shiloh
shilpit
shily
shimaal
shimaals
shimadas
shimamushi disease
shime-waza
shimekomi
shimiyana
shimmed
shimmer (current term)
shimmered
shimmeriness
shimmering
shimmeringly
shimmers
shimmery
shimmey
shimmeys
shimmied
shimmies
shimming
shimmy
shimmy-shammy
shimmy on down

Literary usage of Shimmer

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1. The Lonely Dancer: And Other Poems by Richard Le Gallienne (1913)
"... THE shimmer OF THE SOUND IN the long shimmer of the Sound May I some day be laughing found, Part of its restless to and fro, A humble worker of the ..."

2. Color in Everyday Life: A Manual for Lay Students, Artisaus and Artists; the by Louis Weinberg (1918)
"E is yellow in Rimington, it is "pearly blue and shimmer of moonshine" in Scriabin. Differences between Color and Music. One difference between music and ..."

3. Descriptive Portraiture of Europe in Storm and Calm: Twenty Years by Edward King (1888)
"The Volcanic shimmer.—Paris in 1867.—The Second Empire at the ... looks down into the vast bowl of the crater, the delicate shimmer caused by rising heat. ..."

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