verb (used without object)
Origin of shimmer
Synonyms for shimmer
Related Words for shimmerglint, glitter, sheen, glimmer, luster, shine, twinkle, gleam, sparkle, glow, gloss, glisten, spangle, flash, iridescence, coruscation, spark, scintillation, incandescence, phosphorescence
Examples from the Web for shimmer
Historical Examples of shimmer
They saw those rocks, through the shimmer of the surface glare.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
Everything they do, everything they say, gets the colour and shimmer of the sea.The Little Manx Nation - 1891
The trees outside were casting a shimmer of green through the sunshine in the room.Highacres
There was a shimmer of light from the top and I took a closer look at it.The Repairman
The blocks of ice flash and shimmer as they pass through the sunshine.Pipefuls
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.).