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glitter

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verb glit·ter \ˈgli-tər\

Simple Definition of glitter

  • : to shine brightly : to shine with bright points of light

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of glitter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to shine by reflection with many small flashes of brilliant light :  sparkle <sequins glittered in the spotlight> b :  to shine with strong emotion :  flash <eyes glittering in anger>

  3. 2 :  to be brilliantly attractive, lavish, or spectacular; also :  to be superficially attractive or exciting

glitteringly play \-tə-riŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of glitter in a sentence

  1. The sequins on her dress glittered in the sun.

  2. Her eyes glittered with intelligence and amusement.



Origin of glitter

Middle English gliteren, perhaps from Old Norse glitra; akin to Old English geolu yellow


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of glitter

flash, gleam, glint, sparkle, glitter, glisten, glimmer, shimmer mean to send forth light. flash implies a sudden outburst of bright light <lightning flashed>. gleam suggests a steady light seen through an obscuring medium or against a dark background <lights gleamed in the valley>. glint implies a cold glancing light <glinting steel>. sparkle suggests innumerable moving points of bright light <the sparkling waters>. glitter connotes a brilliant sparkling or gleaming <glittering diamonds>. glisten applies to the soft sparkle from a wet or oily surface <glistening wet sidewalk>. glimmer suggests a faint or wavering gleam <a distant glimmering light>. shimmer means shining with a wavering light <a shimmering satin dress>.

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glitter

noun glit·ter

Simple Definition of glitter

  • : light that shines in small, bright points

  • : an appealing, fancy, and exciting quality : a glamorous quality

  • : small, shiny objects used to decorate a surface

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of glitter

  1. 1 a :  sparkling brilliance of something that glitters b :  a bright usually superficial attractiveness c :  the quality of being spectacular

  2. 2 :  small glittering objects used for ornamentation

glittery play \ˈgli-tə-rē\ adjective

Examples of glitter in a sentence

  1. He was drawn to the glitter of the city's nightlife.



1593

First Known Use of glitter

1593


GLITTER Defined for Kids

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glitter

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verb glit·ter \ˈgli-tər\

Definition of glitter for Students

glitteredglittering

  1. :  to sparkle brightly




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glitter

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noun glit·ter

Definition of glitter for Students

  1. 1 :  sparkling brightness

  2. 2 :  small glittering objects for decoration

glittery \ˈgli-tə-rē\ adjective




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