shimmered


shimmered

verb (used without object)

  1. to shine with or reflect a subdued, tremulous light; gleam faintly.
  2. to appear to quiver or vibrate in faint light or while reflecting heat waves.

noun

  1. a subdued, tremulous light or gleam.
  2. a quivering or vibrating motion or image as produced by reflecting faint light or heat waves.

verb

  1. (intr) to shine with a glistening or tremulous light

noun

  1. a faint, glistening, or tremulous light

v.Old English scimerian “to glitter, shimmer, glisten, shine,” related to (perhaps a frequentative of) scimian “to shine,” from Proto-Germanic *skim- (cf. Swedish skimra, Dutch schemeren “to glitter,” German schimmern), from PIE root *skai- “to gleam, to shine” (see shine (v.). Related: Shimmered; shimmering. n.“a tremulous light,” 1821, from shimmer (v.).

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