AskDefine | Define shimmer

Dictionary Definition

shimmer n : a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water" [syn: play]

Verb

1 shine with a weak or fitful light; "Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight"
2 give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk

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English

Etymology

Old English scymrian or Norse skimi.

Verb

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

Translations

to shine with a veiled light; to gleam faintly; to glisten; to glimmer

Noun

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

Translations

faint or veiled and tremulous gleam or shining; a glimmer

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