shimmer - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

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]  us   /ˈʃɪm·ər/
to shine with a soft light that changes strength: The stars shimmered in the night sky.
shimmer
noun [U]  us   /ˈʃɪm·ər/
the shimmer of moonlight on the lake
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 Academic Content Dictionary © 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

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More