Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Shimmer (Page: 1329)

Shim"mer (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shimmered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Shimmering.] [OE. schimeren, AS. scimerian; akin to scīmian, scīman, to glitter, D. schemeren, G. schimmern, Dan. skimre, Sw. skimra, AS. scīma a light, brightness, Icel. skīma, Goth. skeima a torch, a lantern, and E. shine. &root;157. See Shine, v. i.] To shine with a tremulous or intermittent light; to shine faintly; to gleam; to glisten; to glimmer.

The shimmering glimpses of a stream. Tennyson.

Shimmer (Page: 1329)

Shim"mer, n. A faint, tremulous light; a gleaming; a glimmer.

TWo silver lamps, fed with perfumed oil, diffused . . . a trembling twilight-seeming shimmer through the quiet apartment. Sir W. Scott.