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adv. & adj.
Glittering; sparkling.
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(postpositive) sparkling; glittering
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(əˈglɪt ər)

glittering; sparkling.
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Adj.1.aglitter - having brief brilliant points or flashes of lightaglitter - 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"
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adj pred to be aglitterfunkeln, glitzern
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References in classic literature ?
A slant of sunlight fell on it, and it was all aglitter with tiny specks of unmistakable free gold.
The plaza and streets are aglitter with thousands of lights, andBelenpresentations draw ohs and ahs from onlookers.
Though she herself was modestly attired, the place was aglitter with a huge Christmas tree decorated with colourful baubles, streamers and lights.
Serviss describes it as falling to the horizon "in flakes and sheets of silvery splendor." Through binoculars we behold a vista of seemingly countess stars, "like a stupendous cavern of space all ablaze and aglitter with millions of sparkling gems." The Sagittarius Milky Way is also a cradle place of newborn stars, a home for aged stars, and a resting place for those that have reached the end of their lives.
The Bench table last night was aglitter with showbiz endorsers.
The venue is invariably abuzz with the construction of temporary sets, aglitter with the massive arc lights and fireworks, and resounding with music at potentially hazardous decibel levels.
soft sweet mouth hands gossamer tips aglitter. The girl shielding from
Ndebele culture is thus aglitter with ennobling perspectives on women.
before a ten-cent Cinema, a sugar-coated box-office enjail a Goddess aglitter, in her runt of a tower, with ritual claustrophobia.
According to Rebekka, the blacksmith commissioned by Jacob to decorate a house to rival D'Ortega's creates "ironwork aglitter like a gate to heaven" (87).
They find themselves wandering through prairies aglitter with butterflies, restored wetland, and shaded hardwood forest, ending at the nature center, not far from the house where Leonard still lives.
Moshe is just a bratty kid." She bit her lips, her cheeks flushed with shame, her eyes aglitter with anger.