Definition of Glitter

1. Noun. The quality of shining with a bright reflected light.

Exact synonyms: Glisten, Glister, Scintillation, Sparkle
Generic synonyms: Brightness
Derivative terms: Glisten, Glittery, Scintillate, Sparkle



2. Verb. Be shiny, as if wet. "The horizon is glittering with lights"; "His eyes were glistening"
Exact synonyms: Gleam, Glint, Glisten, Shine
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem
Specialized synonyms: Spangle, Shimmer
Derivative terms: Glint, Glisten

3. Noun. The occurrence of a small flash or spark.
Exact synonyms: Coruscation, Sparkle
Generic synonyms: Flash
Derivative terms: Coruscate, Glittery, Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkly

Definition of Glitter

1. v. i. To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword.

2. n. A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage.

Definition of Glitter

1. Noun. A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage. ¹

2. Noun. A shiny, decorative adornment, sometimes sprinkled on glue to make simple artwork. ¹

3. Verb. To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword. ¹

4. Verb. To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive; as, the glittering scenes of a court. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glitter

1. to sparkle [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: sparkle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glitter

glisteringly
glisters
glistring
glit
glitazone
glitazones
glitch
glitchcore
glitched
glitches
glitchier
glitchiest
glitching
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glitter (current term)
glitter cells
glitter rock
glitterand
glitterati
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glittering
glittering generalities
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glitteringly
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glitz

Literary usage of Glitter

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1. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"To June expresses simply this general idea: glitter and the other verbs include some ... To Mue is a steady emission of light ; to glitter is an unsteady ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"glitter; brightness; brilliancy. [Bare.] It rose and fell upon the surge, He turn'd his'aching eye«. Southey, Thalaba, xii Till from the ^Utterance of the ..."

3. A Dictionary of Similes by Frank Jenners Wilstach (1916)
"Has a cold cheerless glitter, like the new furniture in n warehouse. ... Cold glitter as of ice. — CARLYLE. glittered as if strewn with powdered pumice. ..."

4. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Took two strong javelins, tipt with sharpest brass ; 50 Far from their points the glitter rose to heaven, Whilst Here and Athene peal'd on high Thunders in ..."

5. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"A nasalised form from the base GLIT. to shine ; see glitter, Glow, ... Du. glinsteren, to glitter. C. Finally the base glis- stands for an older ..."

6. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... as quence, the flash and the glitter of the early a novelist, is only a name in the history of novels seem of a piece with the tales current literature, ..."

7. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"Glint; see glitter. Glisten, Glister ; see glitter. glitter. ... to glitter; glitter, sb., a sparkle. Cf. О. Sax. ¡¡litan, G. fiéis- sen. to shine. (V CHAR. ..."

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