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Synonyms for shimmer
ˈʃɪm ərshim·mer

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shimmer

    Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, gloom, gloominess, obscurity, shade, shadow

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shimmer, playverb

    a weak and tremulous light

    "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, play, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  2. shimmerverb

    shine with a weak or fitful light

    "Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight"

  3. shimmerverb

    give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk

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  1. shimmerverb

    Synonyms:
    glimmer, gleam, shine faintly

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How to use shimmer in a sentence?

  1. Chase Leblanc:

    Fate and time may conspire to fade your youthful shimmer but you must constantly perspire in order to insure your shine.


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