shimmer

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English schimeren, from Old English sċymrian, sċimrian, sċimerian, from Proto-Germanic *skimarōną. Cognate with Dutch schemeren, German schimmern.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɪmə(ɹ)/
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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.
    Synonyms: twinkle, sparkle, glisten, glimmer

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Noun[edit]

shimmer (plural shimmers)

  1. A faint or veiled and tremulous gleam or shining.
    Synonym: glimmer
  2. (signal processing) A measure of the irregularities in the loudness of a particular pitch over time.
    Coordinate term: jitter
    • 2010, Daniel R. Boone, The Voice and Voice Therapy, Pearson College Division (→ISBN)
      As such, perturbation measures can only be derived from vowels, most accurately, sustained vowels or steady-state portions of vowels extracted from connected speech. Two commonly obtained perturbation measures are jitter and shimmer.

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