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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.


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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