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shimmer

shim·mer

shimmer

 
pronunciation:
shI mr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: shimmered, shimmering, shimmers
definition 1: to shine with a soft wavering light.
The lake shimmered in the moonlight.
synonyms:
glimmer
similar words:
coruscate, flicker, gleam, glisten, phosphoresce, scintillate, sparkle, twinkle, waver
definition 2: to seem to waver or vibrate, as because of the distortion of heat waves.
The mountains shimmered in the distance.
synonyms:
glimmer
similar words:
gleam, glint, glow, shine
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a soft wavering gleam; glimmer.
synonyms:
gleam, glimmer, gloss, luster
derivation: shimmeringly (adv.)