Part of speech: verb

To emit a tremulous light; glimmer.

Part of speech: noun

A tremulous gleam; glimmer.

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Usage examples "shimmer":

  1. Instantly this thought flashed upon him, a red shimmer passed before his eyes. - "The Emperor of Portugallia", Selma Lagerlof.
  2. Once the ride down which she passed was carpeted not with green, but with the silvery, sheeny leaves of some creeping plant that in the distance had a shimmer like that of water at evening. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. Then the call of the distant trumpet came floating across the water, and while it was sounding a shimmer of fog swept over the island and I could see it no more." - "The Blue Flower, and Others", Henry van Dyke.