shimmer
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shimmer
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to shine)
a. relucir
The waters of the lake shimmered in the moonlight.Las aguas del lago relucían a la luz de la luna.
b. brillar
A shoal of fish shimmered in the water.Un banco de peces brillaba bajo el agua.
c. titilar
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Joan stood looking at the lights of the city shimmering on the horizon.Joan se quedó mirando las luces de la ciudad que titilaban en el horizonte.
d. rielar
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
The waters of the bay shimmered in the moonlight.Las aguas de la bahía rielaban bajo la luz de la luna.
2. (to be hazy)
a. reverberar
The buildings shimmered in the heat of the desert.Los edificios reverberaban por el calor del desierto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (shine)
a. el brillo trémulo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The pilot relaxed a little when she finally saw the shimmer of the airport lights in the distance.La piloto se relajó un poco cuando por fin vio el brillo trémulo de las luces del aeropuerto en la distancia.
b. la luz trémula
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We could still make out a shimmer on the horizon even after the sun disappeared.Incluso después de desaparecer el sol, aún veíamos una luz trémula en el horizonte.
c. el brillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The boy was captivated by the shimmer of his mother's silk dress.El niño estaba cautivado por el brillo del vestido de seda de su madre.
4. (hazy view)
a. la reverberación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We sat in the traffic jam watching the heat shimmer rise off the tarmac.Estábamos detenidos en el atasco, viendo la reverberación del calor que desprendía el asfalto.
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shimmer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el brillo trémulo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. rielar
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shimmer [ˈʃɪməʳ]
noun
luz (f) trémula; brillo (m)
intransitive verb
rielar; relucir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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