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glit·ter

 (glĭt′ər)
n.
1. A sparkling or glistening light.
2. Brilliant or showy, often superficial attractiveness.
3. Small pieces of light-reflecting decorative material.
intr.v. glit·tered, glit·ter·ing, glit·ters
1. To sparkle brilliantly; glisten: a gold ring that glittered in the display window; eyes that glittered with tears. See Synonyms at flash.
2. To be reflected as a sparkling or glistening light: The sun glittered on the snow.

[Middle English gliteren, to sparkle, from Old Norse glitra; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glit′ter·ing·ly adv.
glit′ter·y adj.

glitter

(ˈɡlɪtə)
vb (intr)
1. (of a hard, wet, or polished surface) to reflect light in bright flashes
2. (of light) to be reflected in bright flashes
3. (usually foll by with) to be decorated or enhanced by the glamour (of): the show glitters with famous actors.
n
4. sparkle or brilliance
5. show and glamour
6. (Clothing & Fashion) tiny pieces of shiny decorative material used for ornamentation, as on the skin
7. (Physical Geography) Also called: silver thaw Canadian ice formed from freezing rain
[C14: from Old Norse glitra; related to Old High German glīzan to shine]
ˈglittery adj

glit•ter

(ˈglɪt ər)

v.i.
1. to reflect light with a brilliant, sparkling luster; sparkle.
2. to make a brilliant show.
n.
3. a sparkling reflected light or luster.
4. showy splendor.
5. tiny pieces of sparkling material, used for decoration.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old Norse glitra; compare Old English glitenian, Old High German glīzan to shine, glitter]
glit′ter•ing•ly, adv.
glit′ter•y, adj.

glitter


Past participle: glittered
Gerund: glittering

Imperative
glitter
glitter
Present
I glitter
you glitter
he/she/it glitters
we glitter
you glitter
they glitter
Preterite
I glittered
you glittered
he/she/it glittered
we glittered
you glittered
they glittered
Present Continuous
I am glittering
you are glittering
he/she/it is glittering
we are glittering
you are glittering
they are glittering
Present Perfect
I have glittered
you have glittered
he/she/it has glittered
we have glittered
you have glittered
they have glittered
Past Continuous
I was glittering
you were glittering
he/she/it was glittering
we were glittering
you were glittering
they were glittering
Past Perfect
I had glittered
you had glittered
he/she/it had glittered
we had glittered
you had glittered
they had glittered
Future
I will glitter
you will glitter
he/she/it will glitter
we will glitter
you will glitter
they will glitter
Future Perfect
I will have glittered
you will have glittered
he/she/it will have glittered
we will have glittered
you will have glittered
they will have glittered
Future Continuous
I will be glittering
you will be glittering
he/she/it will be glittering
we will be glittering
you will be glittering
they will be glittering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been glittering
you have been glittering
he/she/it has been glittering
we have been glittering
you have been glittering
they have been glittering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been glittering
you will have been glittering
he/she/it will have been glittering
we will have been glittering
you will have been glittering
they will have been glittering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been glittering
you had been glittering
he/she/it had been glittering
we had been glittering
you had been glittering
they had been glittering
Conditional
I would glitter
you would glitter
he/she/it would glitter
we would glitter
you would glitter
they would glitter
Past Conditional
I would have glittered
you would have glittered
he/she/it would have glittered
we would have glittered
you would have glittered
they would have glittered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glitter - the quality of shining with a bright reflected lightglitter - the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
2.glitter - the occurrence of a small flash or spark
flash - a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
Verb1.glitter - be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"
appear, seem, look - give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
spangle - glitter as if covered with spangles
shimmer - give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk

glitter

verb
1. shine, flash, sparkle, flare, glare, gleam, shimmer, twinkle, glint, glimmer, glisten, scintillate The palace glittered with lights.
noun
1. glamour, show, display, gilt, splendour, tinsel, pageantry, gaudiness, showiness all the glitter and glamour of a Hollywood premiere
2. sparkle, flash, shine, beam, glare, gleam, brilliance, sheen, shimmer, brightness, lustre, radiance, scintillation the glitter of strobe lights and mirror balls

glitter

noun
1. Sparkling, brilliant light:
3. A small sparkling decoration:
verb
To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
Translations
بَريق، تألُّقيَلْمَع، يَتَلألأ
třpyttřpytit se
glimmerglimteglitreglitter
glitraljómi, glampi
žibantisžibėjimasžibėti
mirdzētmirdzums
bleščati seblestetiblišč
glittra
pırıldamakpırıltı

glitter

[ˈglɪtəʳ]
A. N [of gold etc] → brillo m
B. VI [gold etc] → relucir, brillar
all that glitters is not goldno es oro todo lo que reluce

glitter

[ˈglɪtər]
vi
[metal, glass, light] → scintiller, briller
[eyes] → briller
n
(= excitement) → éclat m
(on decorations, cards)paillettes fpl

glitter

nGlitzern nt; (of eyes, diamonds)Funkeln nt; (for decoration) → Glitzerstaub m; (fig)Glanz m, → Prunk m; the glitter of life in Londondas glanzvolle Leben in London
viglitzern; (eyes, diamonds)funkeln; all that glitters is not gold (Prov) → es ist nicht alles Gold, was glänzt (Prov)

glitter

[ˈglɪtəʳ]
1. n (of gold) → scintillio; (on Christmas cards) → polvere f d'oro
2. vi (gold) → luccicare, scintillare
all that glitters is not gold → non è tutt'oro quel che luccica

glitter

(ˈglitə) verb
to sparkle. Her diamonds glittered in the light.
noun
the quality of glittering. the glitter of her diamonds.
ˈglittering adjective
glittering jewels.
References in classic literature ?
The values of a thousand years glitter on those scales, and thus speaketh the mightiest of all dragons: "All the values of things--glitter on me.
Its leading feature is glitter - and in that one word how much of all that is detestable do we express
If we add to this evil, the attendant glitter upon glitter, we have a perfect farrago of discordant and displeasing effects.
Several present, such as the Candy Man, the Rubber Bear, Tik-tok, and the Scarecrow, were not made so they could eat, and the Queen of Merryland contented herself with a small dish of sawdust; but these enjoyed the pomp and glitter of the gorgeous scene as much as did those who feasted.
He looked it, and the piercing glitter that arose at times in his eyes was the same piercing glitter I had observed in the eyes of caged leopards and other preying creatures of the wild.
Sunshine gleams between the lines of those short paragraphs--sunshine and the glitter of the sea.
It's the fashion here," said the Soldier, "and they will keep you from being blinded by the glitter and glare of the gorgeous Emerald City.
As far as eye could see from among the rocky gorges and the bristles of the pine woods there came the quick twinkle and glitter of steel, while the wind brought with it sudden distant bursts of martial music from the great host which rolled by every road and by-path towards the narrow pass of Roncesvalles.
Away behind him as far as eye could reach rolled the far-stretching, unbroken river of steel-rank after rank and column after column, with waving of plumes, glitter of arms, tossing of guidons, and flash and flutter of countless armorial devices.
The cheeks and arms of Peggotty, so hard and red in my childish days, when I wondered why the birds didn't peck her in preference to apples, are shrivelled now; and her eyes, that used to darken their whole neighbourhood in her face, are fainter (though they glitter still); but her rough forefinger, which I once associated with a pocket nutmeg-grater, is just the same, and when I see my least child catching at it as it totters from my aunt to her, I think of our little parlour at home, when I could scarcely walk.
uk Containing all the benefits of the original Gravitymud mask with added glitter
Last year the UK's Tops Days Nurseries Group banned glitter in a pre-Christmas drive and scientists called for it to be banned.