Definition of shimmer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʃɪmə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪmər//
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[uncountable, singular] a shining light that seems to move slightly the shimmer of silk a shimmer of moonlight in the dark sky Word Originlate Old English scymrian, of Germanic origin; related to German schimmern, also to shine. The noun dates from the early 19th cent.
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