shimmer definition, meaning - what is shimmer in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “shimmer”

See all translations

shimmer

verb [I] uk   /ˈʃɪm.ər/  us   //
to shine in such a way that the light seems to shake slightly and quickly: She could see her reflection in the water, shimmering in the moonlight.

shimmer

noun [S] uk   /ˈʃɪm.ər/  us   //
the fact that something shimmers
Translations of “shimmer”
in Arabic يومِض…
in Korean 희미하게 빛나다…
in Malaysian kilauan…
in French miroiter…
in Turkish titrek titrek parıldamak…
in Italian brillare, luccicare, scintillare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出微弱的閃光,閃爍…
in Russian мерцать, блестеть…
in Polish migotać, skrzyć się…
in Vietnamese lung linh…
in Spanish brillar, relucir…
in Portuguese reluzir, tremeluzir…
in Thai ส่องแวววาว…
in German schimmern…
in Catalan llambrejar…
in Japanese かすかに光る, 揺らめく…
in Indonesian berkedip-kedip…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出微弱的闪光,闪烁…
(Definition of shimmer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of shimmer?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “shimmer” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More