Definition of shimmer in English:

shimmer

Syllabification: shim·mer
Pronunciation: /ˈSHimər
 
/

verb

[no object]

noun

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Derivatives

shimmeringly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Although they have dented the charts more than a few times with a series of shimmeringly catchy singles, there's always been melancholy beneath the dancefloor sheen.
  • His novel is evangelical in its defence of the shimmeringly implausible. ‘If you stumble at mere believability, what are you living for?’
  • The limestone terrain was shimmeringly white.

shimmery

adjective
More example sentences
  • He's really pretty with lots of pinkish-red coloring shot through with shimmery blue.
  • When I drove close to the sighting of the edifice, I noticed shimmery lights shining from its many windows.
  • I wanted to be the one wearing lip gloss and shimmery face glitter, and a revealing top and a very tight pair of jeans.

Origin

late Old English scymrian, of Germanic origin; related to German schimmern, also to shine. The noun dates from the early 19th century.

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