glitter


1glit·ter

verb \ˈgli-tər\

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

Full Definition of GLITTER

intransitive verb
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>
2
:  to be brilliantly attractive, lavish, or spectacular; also :  to be superficially attractive or exciting
glit·ter·ing·ly \-tə-riŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of GLITTER

  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

2glitter

noun

: light that shines in small, bright points

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

: small, shiny objects used to decorate a surface

Full Definition of GLITTER

1
a :  sparkling brilliance of something that glitters
b :  a bright usually superficial attractiveness
c :  the quality of being spectacular
2
:  small glittering objects used for ornamentation
glit·tery \ˈgli-tə-rē\ adjective

Examples of GLITTER

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

First Known Use of GLITTER

1593

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