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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 ?
In front of the group, on a black horse with trappings that glittered in the sun, rode a tall man with plumes in his hat and black hair curling down to his shoulders.
It had, indeed, a very cheery aspect, the walls being overspread with a kind of stucco, in which fragments of broken glass were plentifully intermixed; so that, when the sunshine fell aslant-wise over the front of the edifice, it glittered and sparkled as if diamonds had been flung against it by the double handful.
Clumps of fruit-trees marked the villages; slim palms put their nodding heads together above the low houses; dried palm-leaf roofs shone afar, like roofs of gold, behind the dark colonnades of tree-trunks; figures passed vivid and vanishing; the smoke of fires stood upright above the masses of flowering bushes; bamboo fences glittered, running away in broken lines between the fields.