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ˈʃɪm ərshim·mer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shimmer, playverb

    a weak and tremulous light

    "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water"

  2. shimmerverb

    shine with a weak or fitful light

    "Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight"

  3. shimmerverb

    give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk


  1. shimmernoun

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

  2. shimmerverb

    To shine with a veiled, tremulous, or intermittent light; to gleam faintly; to glisten; to glimmer.

  3. Etymology: Old English scymrian or Norse skimi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shimmerverb

    to shine with a tremulous or intermittent light; to shine faintly; to gleam; to glisten; to glimmer

  2. Shimmernoun

    a faint, tremulous light; a gleaming; a glimmer

  3. Etymology: [OE. schimeren, AS. scimerian; akin to scmian, scman, to glitter, D. schemeren, G. schimmern, Dan. skimre, Sw. skimra, AS. scma a light, brightness, Icel. skma, Goth. skeima a torch, a lantern, and E. shine. 157. See Shine, v. i.]


  1. Shimmer

    Shimmer is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics universe. She was created by George Pérez and Marv Wolfman and first appeared in New Teen Titans #3.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shimmer

    shim′ėr, v.i. to gleam tremulously, to glisten.—ns. Shimm′er, Shimm′ering, a tremulous gleam. [A.S. scimrianscíman, to shine; Ger. schimmern.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shimmer in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shimmer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of shimmer in a Sentence

  1. Chase Leblanc:

    Fate and time may conspire to fade your youthful shimmer but you must constantly perspire in order to insure your shine.

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