Definition of 'shimmer'
Example sentences containing 'shimmer'
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This is a rich bronze with a metallic gold shimmer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This creamy texture gives just enough shimmer to keep things polished. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Your mind is suffused by a shimmering golden light. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You feel the shimmering heat of the oil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Are you a fan of the shimmering dresses and false eyelashes? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The light citrus scent is gorgeous and it also contains a subtle gold shimmer. The Sun (2013)They plump your lips and their hint of shimmer catches the light. The Sun (2014)Take a shimmering light gold loose pigment across the eye socket. The Sun (2012)The whole room will shimmer with the light of the dancing plankton. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Form dissolves into a shimmering dazzle of light. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The oil means that it has added moisturising properties and the shimmer is subtle enough to wear during the day. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The result is dark and smoky, with a subtle shimmer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It has a subtle shimmer so there's no need for another product. The Sun (2014) Light and colour shimmer beautifully, but something refuses to join in their harmony. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The whole point of metallic plants is that they should dazzle, shimmer and shine in the garden. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The eyes are the main focus, so shimmer and shine on the rest of the face should be minimal. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If you are wary of using glitter, a wash shimmer will give you the same effect without looking too showy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The surface does shine and shimmer, but there's also real depth in the songs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The walkways are made from 220,000 foam cubes wrapped in 100,000 square metres of shimmering gold fabric. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sometimes they look human, solid, or they are shimmering lights. The Sun (2014)Some of them are like precious gems, shimmering as the light catches them, as enticing as soft crushed velvet. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If it were not for the strips at the back, shimmering blue light to suggest the sea, we be inside an aircraft hangar. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Used Occasionally. shimmer is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'shimmer'
British English: shimmer VERB
If something shimmers, it shines with a faint, unsteady light or has an unclear, unsteady appearance.
The lights shimmered on the water.
Definition of shimmer from the Collins English Dictionary
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