glittering


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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.

glittering

(ˈɡlɪtərɪŋ)
adj
successful, impressiveglamoroussparkling
ˈglitteringly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.glittering - having brief brilliant points or flashes of lightglittering - having brief brilliant points or flashes of light; "bugle beads all aglitter"; "glinting eyes"; "glinting water"; "his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"; "shop window full of glittering Christmas trees"; "glittery costume jewelry"; "scintillant mica"; "the scintillating stars"; "a dress with sparkly sequins"; "`glistering' is an archaic term"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

glittering

adjective dazzling, brilliant, distinguished, glorious, splendid, glamorous, illustrious a glittering academic career
Translations
لامِع، مُتَلألئ
třpytivý
glimtendeglitrende
glitrandi, ljómandi
pırıl pırıl parlayan

glittering

[ˈglɪtərɪŋ] glittery [ˈglɪtərɪ] ADJreluciente, brillante (also fig)
glittering prizepremio m rutilante

glittering

[ˈglɪtərɪŋ] adj
[career] → brillant(e); [occasion] → somptueux/euse
[eyes] → brillant(e)
(= sparkling) → étincelant(e)

glittering

adjglitzernd; eyes, diamondsfunkelnd; occasionglanzvoll; careerglänzend; prizesverlockend; a glittering array of celebritiesein glanzvolles Aufgebot an Stars

glittering

[ˈglɪtrɪŋ] adj (jewels) → scintillante; (eyes) → lucido/a; (career) → brillante; (prize) → prestigioso/a

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 ?
This man rode toward Balashev at a gallop, his plumes flowing and his gems and gold lace glittering in the bright June sunshine.
Nevertheless, I will enter," answered Hester Prynne; and the bond-servant, perhaps judging from the decision of her air, and the glittering symbol in her bosom, that she was a great lady in the land, offered no opposition.
The splendid costumes of those at the three tables made a gorgeous and glittering display that no one present was ever likely to forget; perhaps there has never been in any part of the world at any time another assemblage of such wonderful people as that which gathered this evening to honor the birthday of the Ruler of Oz.
Cold and grey and glittering they were as he bowed brusquely and turned away.
The seamed hills became black shadows towering high upon a clear sky; above them the glittering confusion of stars resembled a mad turmoil stilled by a gesture; sounds ceased, men slept, forms vanished--and the reality of the universe alone remained--a marvellous thing of darkness and glimmers.
One day a countryman going to the nest of his Goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering.