shimmering; shining softly.

Origin of shimmery

First recorded in 1880–85; shimmer + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shimmery

Contemporary Examples of shimmery

Historical Examples of shimmery

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for shimmery


adjective -merier or -meriest

shining with a glistening or tremulous light
glamorous; flashy
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