verb (used without object)
Origin of shimmer
Examples from the Web for shimmered
Alan Cumming shimmered darkly and brilliantly as the emcee in the Cabaret performance.
Consider one bold, green dress with a voluminous skirt that shimmered with what looked like the green scales of an alligator.Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2014: Palazzo Fashion|Liza Foreman|September 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In a strapless platinum sheath covered in paiettes by Armani Prive, Anne Hathaway shimmered on the carpet.
Xaltotun did not reply; he sat staring down at the pool of living fire that shimmered in his hand.The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard
A mile or so ahead lay a river; it shimmered in its valley, with cliffs on its further side.Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930|Victor Rousseau
The night was fair, and behind the silent Parade the decorous sea of Brighton shimmered becomingly under a full moon.The Quaint Companions|Leonard Merrick
She always wore blue—something that floated and shimmered with every move.Angel Island|Inez Haynes Gillmore
The moonlight streamed along the flagged path, and shimmered on the clumps of early yellow lilies.A Popular Schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
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.).