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[shim-uh-ree] /ˈʃɪm ə ri/
shimmering; shining softly.
Origin of shimmery
First recorded in 1880-85; shimmer + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She could hear the long hairs rasp on his shimmery shoulder-plates.

    Puck of Pook's Hill Rudyard Kipling
  • Her wide, stricken eyes were shimmery with imprisoned tears.

    The Lighted Match Charles Neville Buck
  • She swept in upon them, a glorious, shimmery creature all in white and gold.

    Lonesome Land B. M. Bower
  • There will always be something worth living for while there are shimmery afternoons.

    The Story of an African Farm (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
  • There was a wonderful robe for mother made of silk as shimmery and delicate as a cobweb.

    The Girl Scout's Triumph Katherine Keene Galt
  • As she thought of this, she seemed suddenly to see her love before her; and it was like a great piece of shimmery gold cloth.

    Christ Legends Selma Lagerlf
  • Of course, I would wear a so-called gown with the veil, but I love the veil, it is so shimmery.

    Jane Allen: Center Edith Bancroft
  • Kinder thin and shimmery, but she is about, havin her eyes everywhere and looking into everything.

    The Minister's Wooing Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • I can just imagine you acting hostess in a shimmery sort of white-and-gold costume.

    A Popular Schoolgirl

    Angela Brazil
British Dictionary definitions for shimmery


adjective -merier, -meriest
shining with a glistening or tremulous light
glamorous; flashy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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