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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.
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