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shim·mer

 (shĭm′ər)
intr.v. shim·mered, shim·mer·ing, shim·mers
1. To shine with a subdued flickering light: Fireflies shimmered in the night sky.
2. To be reflected as a subdued, flickering light: The moon shimmered on the pond's surface.
n.
A flickering or tremulous light; a glimmer.

[Middle English shimeren, from Old English scimerian.]

shim′mer·ing·ly adv.
shim′mer·y adj.

shimmer

(ˈʃɪmə)
vb
(intr) to shine with a glistening or tremulous light
n
a faint, glistening, or tremulous light
[Old English scimerian; related to Middle Low German schēmeren to grow dark, Old Norse skimi brightness]
ˈshimmering adj
ˈshimmeringly adv

shim•mer

(ˈʃɪm ər)

v.i.
1. to shine with or reflect a soft, tremulous light.
2. to appear to quiver in faint light or while reflecting heat waves.
n.
3. a soft, tremulous light or gleam.
4. a quivering motion or image as produced by reflecting faint light or heat waves.
[before 1100; Middle English schimeren, s(c)hemeren, Old English scimrian, c. Dutch schemeren, German schimmern]
shim′mer•ing•ly, adv.

shimmer


Past participle: shimmered
Gerund: shimmering

Imperative
shimmer
shimmer
Present
I shimmer
you shimmer
he/she/it shimmers
we shimmer
you shimmer
they shimmer
Preterite
I shimmered
you shimmered
he/she/it shimmered
we shimmered
you shimmered
they shimmered
Present Continuous
I am shimmering
you are shimmering
he/she/it is shimmering
we are shimmering
you are shimmering
they are shimmering
Present Perfect
I have shimmered
you have shimmered
he/she/it has shimmered
we have shimmered
you have shimmered
they have shimmered
Past Continuous
I was shimmering
you were shimmering
he/she/it was shimmering
we were shimmering
you were shimmering
they were shimmering
Past Perfect
I had shimmered
you had shimmered
he/she/it had shimmered
we had shimmered
you had shimmered
they had shimmered
Future
I will shimmer
you will shimmer
he/she/it will shimmer
we will shimmer
you will shimmer
they will shimmer
Future Perfect
I will have shimmered
you will have shimmered
he/she/it will have shimmered
we will have shimmered
you will have shimmered
they will have shimmered
Future Continuous
I will be shimmering
you will be shimmering
he/she/it will be shimmering
we will be shimmering
you will be shimmering
they will be shimmering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shimmering
you have been shimmering
he/she/it has been shimmering
we have been shimmering
you have been shimmering
they have been shimmering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shimmering
you will have been shimmering
he/she/it will have been shimmering
we will have been shimmering
you will have been shimmering
they will have been shimmering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shimmering
you had been shimmering
he/she/it had been shimmering
we had been shimmering
you had been shimmering
they had been shimmering
Conditional
I would shimmer
you would shimmer
he/she/it would shimmer
we would shimmer
you would shimmer
they would shimmer
Past Conditional
I would have shimmered
you would have shimmered
he/she/it would have shimmered
we would have shimmered
you would have shimmered
they would have shimmered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shimmer - a weak and tremulous lightshimmer - a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water"
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
Verb1.shimmer - shine with a weak or fitful light; "Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight"
beam, shine - emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
2.shimmer - give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk
gleam, glint, glisten, glitter, shine - be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"

shimmer

verb
1. gleam, twinkle, glimmer, dance, glisten, scintillate The lights shimmered on the water.
noun
1. gleam, glimmer, iridescence, unsteady light a shimmer of starlight

shimmer

verb
To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
noun
Sparkling, brilliant light:
Translations
يَلْمَع، يَلْتَمِع
mihotat se
flimre
glitra
mirguliuoti
mirgotmirguļot
parıldamak

shimmer

[ˈʃɪməʳ]
A. Nluz f trémula, brillo m
B. VIrielar, relucir

shimmer

[ˈʃɪmər]

shimmer

nSchimmer m
vischimmern

shimmer

[ˈʃɪməʳ] vi (gen) → luccicare, scintillare; (heat haze) → tremolare

shimmer

(ˈʃimə) verb
to shine with a quivering or unsteady light. The moonlight shimmered on the lake.
References in classic literature ?
The moon was coming up, and its mystic shimmer was casting a million lights across the distant, restless water.
On this eventful day, moreover, there was a certain singular inquietude and excitement in her mood, resembling nothing so much as the shimmer of a diamond, that sparkles and flashes with the varied throbbings of the breast on which it is displayed.
I shut the closet to conceal the strange, wraith-like apparel it contained; which, at this evening hour--nine o'clock-- gave out certainly a most ghostly shimmer through the shadow of my apartment.
The shimmer of pearl belongs of right to her whose soul reflects the colour and quiet radiance of a thousand dreams.
The side of the ship made an opaque belt of shadow on the darkling glassy shimmer of the sea.
She sat cross-legged, leaning back on her arms, in the blue shimmer of her embroidered robe and with the tawny halo of her unruly hair about her face which she raised to mine with an air of resignation.
See how it glows with the advancing summer; how the sky and the sea and the rosy air and the marble of the palaces all shimmer and melt together.
On the other hand the day was charming; the blue sea, in Southampton Water, pricked all over with light, had no movement but that of its infinite shimmer.
Gnats, knowing nothing of their brief glorification, wandered across the shimmer of this pathway, irradiated as if they bore fire within them, then passed out of its line, and were quite extinct.
Beyond it lay the flat reaches and ugly government chimneys of Goat Island, the bay spreading northward in a shimmer of gold to Prudence Island with its low growth of oaks, and the shores of Conanicut faint in the sunset haze.
The stars are very sharp in the vast violet dome above our masts; they shimmer on the sea; and our trucks describe minute orbits among the stars, for the trades have yet to fail us, and every inch of canvas has its fill of the gentle steady wind.
No signs of habitation were visible, but that the land might easily support human life was evidenced by the abundant bird and animal life of which the watchers on the Fuwalda's deck caught occasional glimpses, as well as by the shimmer of a little river which emptied into the harbor, insuring fresh water in plenitude.