Meaning of shimmer

shim•mer

Pronunciation: (shim'ur), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to shine with or reflect a subdued, tremulous light; gleam faintly.
  2. to appear to quiver or vibrate in faint light or while reflecting heat waves.
—n.
  1. a subdued, tremulous light or gleam.
  2. a quivering or vibrating motion or image as produced by reflecting faint light or heat waves.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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