Definitions for: Shimmer


[n] a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water"
[v] give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk
[v] shine with a weak or fitful light; "Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight"



Webster (1913) Definition: Shim"mer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shimmered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Shimmering.] [OE. schimeren, AS. scimerian; akin to
sc[=i]mian, sc[=i]man, to glitter, D. schemeren, G.
schimmern, Dan. skimre, Sw. skimra, AS. sc[=i]ma a light,
brightness, Icel. sk[=i]ma, Goth. skeima a torch, a lantern,
and E. shine. [root]157. See Shine, v. i.]
To shine with a tremulous or intermittent light; to shine
faintly; to gleam; to glisten; to glimmer.

The shimmering glimpses of a stream. --Tennyson.


Shim"mer, n.
A faint, tremulous light; a gleaming; a glimmer.

TWo silver lamps, fed with perfumed oil, diffused . . .
a trembling twilight-seeming shimmer through the quiet
apartment. --Sir W.
Scott.

Synonyms: play

See Also: alteration, beam, change, gleam, glint, glisten, glitter, modification, shine, shine

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