verb (used without object)
Origin of shimmer
Examples from the Web for shimmer
It brought a light to her eyes, and a color to her cheeks, and life and shimmer to her moonlit hair.The Voice of the Pack|Edison Marshall
True to his instincts, he saw in that awful carnage only the shimmer of his gold.Hidden Treasures|Harry A. Lewis
In autumn the water meadows are a shimmer of purple and red from the masses of feathery lavender that grow there.Venice|Dorothy Menpes
High up on the slope of the hillside was a flash and shimmer of something.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley|Bertram Mitford
Then turn from the shadow of that scene to the shimmer of the one that follows immediately, full of smartness and jeu d'esprit.Oscar Wilde|Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
Word Origin for shimmer
Old English scimerian "to glitter, shimmer, glisten, shine," related to (perhaps a frequentative of) scimian "to shine," from Proto-Germanic *skim- (cf. Swedish skimra, Dutch schemeren "to glitter," German schimmern), from PIE root *skai- "to gleam, to shine" (see shine (v.). Related: Shimmered; shimmering.
"a tremulous light," 1821, from shimmer (v.).