An obscuration of the atmosphere in hot weather, especially a shimmering in the air near the ground that distorts distant views.
- The sun shone, the water glittered, and a fine heat haze shimmered over the distant shoreline.
- Theo and the little girl were now little more than two indistinct specks shimmering in the heat haze, a mirage that was beginning to flicker and break up.
- Each day the heat haze shimmered in the distance, distorting the path of the road.
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