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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 bag is opened, and several quarts of tin money shower down upon the stage till it is quite glorified with the glitter.
But the object that most drew my attention to the mysterious package was a certain affair of fine red cloth, much worn and faded, There were traces about it of gold embroidery, which, however, was greatly frayed and defaced, so that none, or very little, of the glitter was left.
There was something in the small valor of it that quite finished me: these three words from her were, in a flash like the glitter of a drawn blade, the jostle of the cup that my hand, for weeks and weeks, had held high and full to the brim that now, even before speaking, I felt overflow in a deluge.
For some reason or other, Legree neither spoke nor moved; a vague horror fell on him; while Cassy, with a keen, sneering glitter in her eyes, stood looking at him, counting the strokes.
Many times she caught the glitter of the chariot and ran into the Highway to give thanks to the Fairy Godmother; but she was never fleet enough to reach the spot.
It includes kitchen and parlour, generally; but I believe at Wuthering Heights the kitchen is forced to retreat altogether into another quarter: at least I distinguished a chatter of tongues, and a clatter of culinary utensils, deep within; and I observed no signs of roasting, boiling, or baking, about the huge fireplace; nor any glitter of copper saucepans and tin cullenders on the walls.
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.
In the interval, Miss Havisham, in a fantastic way, had put some of the most beautiful jewels from her dressing-table into Estella's hair, and about her bosom and arms; and I saw even my guardian look at her from under his thick eyebrows, and raise them a little, when her loveliness was before him, with those rich flushes of glitter and colour in it.
Templars love the glitter of silver shekels as well as the sparkle of black eyes.
Or a rogue," said Agatha, emphasizing the suggestion by a glitter of her eyes and teeth, whilst her schoolfellows, rather disapproving of her freedom, stood stiffly dumb.
Nag coiled himself up, raised his head, and looked into the bathroom in the dark, and Rikki could see his eyes glitter.
And, stepping to the window, he saw the lances gleam in the sunlight and the armour and weapons glitter.