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English noun: shimmer

1. shimmer (event) a weak and tremulous light


SamplesThe shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers.
The play of light on the water.


Synonymsplay


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


English verb: shimmer

1. shimmer (weather) shine with a weak or fitful light


SamplesBeech leaves shimmered in the moonlight.


ExamplesLights shimmer on the horizon, The horizon is shimmering with lights


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)beam, shine

2. shimmer (stative) give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)gleam, glint, glisten, glitter, shine









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