shimmer


1shim·mer

verb \ˈshi-mər\

: to shine with a light that seems to move slightly

shim·meredshim·mer·ing \ˈshi-mə-riŋ, ˈshim-riŋ\

Full Definition of SHIMMER

intransitive verb
1
:  to shine with a soft tremulous or fitful light :  glimmer
2
:  to reflect a wavering sometimes distorted visual image
transitive verb
:  to cause to shimmer

Examples of SHIMMER

  1. The road shimmered in the heat.
  2. <a sequined dress shimmering under the studio lights>

Origin of SHIMMER

Middle English schimeren, from Old English scimerian; akin to Old English scīnan to shine — more at shine
First Known Use: before 12th century

2shimmer

noun

Definition of SHIMMER

1
:  a light that shimmers :  subdued sparkle or sheen :  glimmer
2
:  a wavering sometimes distorted visual image usually resulting from heat-induced changes in atmospheric refraction
shim·mery \ˈshi-mə-rē, ˈshim-rē\ adjective

First Known Use of SHIMMER

1821

Rhymes with SHIMMER

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