What does the word shimmer mean?

Usage examples for shimmer

  1. Instantly this thought flashed upon him, a red shimmer passed before his eyes. – The Emperor of Portugallia by 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 by Stanley J. Weyman