how to pronounce shimmer


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the above transcription of shimmer is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

shimmer is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of shimmer in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… finished paintings often shimmer with …”

meanings of shimmer


  1. A faint or veiled and tremulous gleam or shining.
  2. A measure of the irregularities in the loudness of a particular pitch over time.


  1. To shine with a veiled, tremulous, or intermittent light; to gleam faintly.

shimmer frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word shimmer occurs in english on average 6.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics shimmer can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shimmer can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to shimmer


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