• IPA: /ˈʃɪmə(ɹ)/

shimmer (shimmers, present participle shimmering; past and past participle shimmered)

  1. (intransitive) To shine with a veiled, tremulous, or intermittent light; to gleam faintly.
    Synonyms: twinkle, sparkle, glisten, glimmer
    • 1847, Alfred Tennyson, The Princess: A Medley, London: Edward Moxon, […], OCLC 2024748 ↗, (please specify ):
      the shimmering glimpses of a stream
Translations Noun

shimmer (plural shimmers)

  1. A faint or veiled and tremulous gleam or shining.
    Synonyms: glimmer
  2. (signal processing) A measure of the irregularities in the loudness of a particular pitch over time.
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    • 2010, Daniel R. Boone, The Voice and Voice Therapy, Pearson College Division (ISBN 9780205609536)
      As such, perturbation measures can only be derived from vowels, most accurately, sustained vowels or steady-state portions of vowels extracted from connected speech. Two commonly obtained perturbation measures are jitter and shimmer.

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