shimmer

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Etymology[edit]

Old English scymrian or Old Norse skimi.

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shimmer (third-person singular simple present shimmers, present participle shimmering, simple past and past participle shimmered)

  1. (intransitive) To shine with a veiled, tremulous, or intermittent light; to gleam faintly; to glisten; to glimmer.
    • Tennyson
      the shimmering glimpses of a stream

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Noun[edit]

shimmer (plural shimmers)

  1. A faint or veiled and tremulous gleam or shining; a glimmer.

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