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Meaning of SHIMMER

Pronunciation:  'shimur

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

SHIMMER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 

 

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