[ UK /ʃˈɪmɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɪmɝ/ ]
  1. shine with a weak or fitful light
    Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight
  2. give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk
  1. a weak and tremulous light
    the play of light on the water
    the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers
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How To Use shimmer In A Sentence

  • The micro-mini white cover-up she had donned over her bathing suit was removed without circumstance, revealing a shimmering gold maillot that dipped very low in back and was accented by sheer finely-woven gold mesh across the waistline in front. Who Said It Would Be Easy
  • Some ensembles shimmered with metallic accents, while others popped in bubblegum pink.
  • It was purfled about the rim of the soundbox with trapezia of shimmering mother-of-pearl, and it had a black strikeplate in the shape of a clematis flower, inlaid with multicoloured blossoms that were purely the result of an exuberant craftsman's imagination. Captain Corelli's Mandolin
  • The eyes are the main focus, so shimmer and shine on the rest of the face should be minimal. Times, Sunday Times
  • The hole in her shimmery gold nylons from her encounter with the Pekingese didn't add to her self-confidence. KISS AN ANGEL
  • Then came the keyboards player, adding a shimmering chord from the synthesizer. DEAD BEAT
  • She reached out and grasped the silk, gasping as it unfurled into a thin cloak, shimmering softly.
  • Wear with high wedges and serious leg shimmer. The Sun
  • Apply lightly for a sheer shimmer or layer it on generously for an opaque icy blue colour to brighten eyes. Times, Sunday Times
  • They call it a "shimmer" - a glint, a glitter, a glisten. The Guardian World News
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