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 ?
Very clever were some of their productions, pasteboard guitars, antique lamps made of old-fashioned butter boats covered with silver paper, gorgeous robes of old cotton, glittering with tin spangles from a pickle factory, and armor covered with the same useful diamond shaped bits left inn sheets when the lids of preserve pots were cut out.
Soon we could see the broken, grassy clay cliffs which indicated the windings of the stream, and the glittering tops of the cottonwoods and ash trees that grew down in the ravine.
But her small boot heel did not make an indenture, not a mark upon the little glittering circlet.
Bold and rapid as was the progress of the scout, it was exceeded by that of a light and vigorous form which, bounding past him, leaped, with incredible activity and daring, into the very center of the Hurons, where it stood, whirling a tomahawk, and flourishing a glittering knife, with fearful menaces, in front of Cora.
Its whole visible exterior was ornamented with quaint figures, conceived in the grotesqueness of a Gothic fancy, and drawn or stamped in the glittering plaster, composed of lime, pebbles, and bits of glass, with which the woodwork of the walls was overspread.
Why should he work for his living here, or go to dig gold in California, when he is so soon to be made happy, at monthly intervals, with a little pile of glittering coin out of his Uncle's pocket?
Some were thickly set with glittering teeth resembling ivory saws; others were tufted with knots of human hair; and one was sickle-shaped, with a vast handle sweeping round like the segment made in the new-mown grass by a long-armed mower.
Almost in the same instant, with a thunder-boom, the enormous mass dropped into the sea, like Niagara's Table-Rock into the whirlpool; the suddenly relieved hull rolled away from it, to far down her glittering copper; and all caught their breath, as half swinging --now over the sailors' heads, and now over the water --Daggoo, through a thick mist of spray, was dimly beheld clinging to the pendulous tackles, while poor, buried-alive Tashtego was sinking utterly down to the bottom of the sea
She dreamed of a beautiful country,--a land, it seemed to her, of rest,--green shores, pleasant islands, and beautifully glittering water; and there, in a house which kind voices told her was a home, she saw her boy playing, free and happy child.
One thinks Heidelberg by day--with its surroundings-- is the last possibility of the beautiful; but when he sees Heidelberg by night, a fallen Milky Way, with that glittering railway constellation pinned to the border, he requires time to consider upon the verdict.
You could follow the line of the procession back, and slanting upward into the sky, far away in a glittering snaky rope, till it was only a faint streak in the distance.
They would have given anything to have that swarthy sun- tanned skin of his, and his glittering notoriety; and Tom would not have parted with either for a circus.