• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shimmering A gleam or glimmering. "A little shimmering of a light."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shimmering A faint and tremulous gleaming or shining.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Shimmering a tremulous gleam
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scimrianscíman, to shine; Ger. schimmern.


In literature:

Two-eighteen, in her shimmering, flame-coloured costume, was coming down the hall toward the elevators.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
Far out of range on the opposite shore a huge bull moose stood like a statue in black marble, gazing out over the shimmering expanse.
"The Sky Line of Spruce" by Edison Marshall
When the upper cascade came in sight his heart leaped, for there he caught the fleeting shimmer of a skirt and the gleam of a dark head.
"The Lions of the Lord" by Harry Leon Wilson
Heat waves made it shimmer.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
Over the waters a golden, shimmering wake of light was streaming.
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
Nowhere was there wreath of smoke or shimmer of sail.
"Virginia: The Old Dominion" by Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
He was clad, as you now saw, in flame-colored satin, which shimmered with each movement like a high flame.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
The moon is bright over the shimmering river.
"Eastern Shame Girl" by Charles Georges Souli
Say that I pass from shimmering moonlight to common sunlight love!
"The Precipice" by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
The day was intensely hot, and the blue masses of the mountains shimmered in the summer haze.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
The grass-filled lair lay shimmering in the breathless heat, silent save for the echoes of the bleating goats.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
He brought out a shimmering handful of it and counted the pieces upon the table.
"The Courage of Captain Plum" by James Oliver Curwood
It lay on the floor in a shimmering heap, and she trampled on it.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
Twin devils of mischief fairly danced in their shimmering, liquid depths.
"Then I'll Come Back to You" by Larry Evans
A flicker of light winked below the name, the wall to the right shimmered, and produced a doorway.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
There was just a shimmer of movement in the dim corners.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
There was fog outside his window, and yet how easy it was to picture the turquoise bay of Naples shimmering in the morning light!
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Sophie had a vision of Diana in her shimmering gown, waiting in the moonlight for Anthony.
"Glory of Youth" by Temple Bailey
The sun rises and we see the breath of earth shimmer in its first rays.
"The Choice of Life" by Georgette Leblanc
Except that it wasn't sky, but a curtain that wavered and shimmered before his eyes.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett

In poetry:

I wave my arms across the walk.
The troops obey the sign,
And bring me shimmering shadow-robes
And cups of cowslip-wine.
"What The Scare-Crow Said" by Vachel Lindsay
What yonder seems to glimmer?
Her white robe's glancing hues?
No,—'twas the column's shimmer
Athwart the darksome yews!
"The Assignation" by Friedrich von Schiller
Along the east a shimmer,
A tenuous breath of flame,
From which, as from a bath of light,
Nymph-like, the girl-moon came.
"Under The Rose" by Madison Julius Cawein
White-caps hurry to meet the shore
An hundred fathoms down.
Gray sails are shimmering on the wind
Far out from Lynmouth town.
"Romance" by Cale Young Rice
But when the mid-watch moonlight
Was shimmering through the grove,
He clasped his bride thrice dowered
With beauty and with love.
"Ernst Of Edelsheim" by John Hay
Water-bugs play shimmer-shimmer,
Naked body's just a glimmer,
Watch ticks every second grimmer:
Come to the top, O wicked swimmer!
"The Swimmer" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

Stars appeared, first one by one, then in massive, shimmering sprays.
When oil begins to shimmer in the pan add sausage and cook until browned, about 8 minutes.
Pike Place, parks and museums make Seattle shimmer .
Listen To Ellie Goulding's Shimmering New Single, 'Anything Could Happen'.
Video Pioneer's Roller Coaster of Shimmering , Rocking Images.
They really are the shimmering gems of summer.
It's clearance day at a bridal salon, and harried women are storming racks of shimmering taffeta.
'In Sunlight and in Shadow': Mark Helprin the traditionalist shimmers and misses.
Someday, when those Lotto numbers finally hit, we'll do more than buy a throw pillow or just ogle the shimmering fabrics in this NorthPark shop.
Bath & Body Works: $8 for airbrush shimmer 50% off (today only) + Free product with $10 purchase.
TODAY'S SPECIAL DELIVERY: $8 NEW Flawless Airbrush Shimmer Mist in stores TODAY ONLY.
It's an aisle of endless promises: sparkling, shining, shimmering dishes.
'Tis the season to shimmer, sweeties.
Merwin is creating some of the best work of his life - poems that shimmer with light and strength.
Get a New Year's shine and shimmer with ASP Aspire's Prism Acrylic Kit.

In science:

Red blood cells suspended in solution exhibit a remarkable flicker phenomenon, which is best seen with a phase contrast microscope and appears as a shimmering at the junction of the rim and the center of the cells.
Amphiphilic Membranes