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4 definitions found
 for shimmer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shimmer \Shim"mer\, n.
     A faint, tremulous light; a gleaming; a glimmer.
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           TWo silver lamps, fed with perfumed oil, diffused . . .
           a trembling twilight-seeming shimmer through the quiet
           apartment.                               --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shimmer \Shim"mer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shimmered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Shimmering.] [OE. schimeren, AS. scimerian; akin to
     sc[imac]mian, sc[imac]man, to glitter, D. schemeren, G.
     schimmern, Dan. skimre, Sw. skimra, AS. sc[imac]ma a light,
     brightness, Icel. sk[imac]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.
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           The shimmering glimpses of a stream.     --Tennyson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shimmer
      n 1: a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on
           iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water"
           [syn: shimmer, play]
      v 1: shine with a weak or fitful light; "Beech leaves shimmered
           in the moonlight"
      2: give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "shimmer":
     blink, blinking, coruscate, coruscation, firefly, flicker, gleam,
     glimmer, glimmering, glint, glisk, glisten, glister, glitter,
     glittering, gloss, glow, glowworm, light, ripple, scintilla,
     scintillate, scintillation, shimmering, shine, spangle, spark,
     sparking, sparkle, stroboscopic light, tinsel, twinkle,
     twinkling
  
  

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