Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Glittering; sparkling.

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  • adj. glittering

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Glittering; in a glitter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a glitter; glittering.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

Etymologies

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a- +‎ glitter

Examples

  • A slant of sunlight fell on it, and it was all aglitter with tiny specks of unmistakable free gold.

    Chapter XXVII

  • Mr. Pandit addressed the town-hall-style meeting in Delhi, aglitter under three enormous chandeliers.

    Citigroup's Pandit Returns to India

  • They were clad in thin muslins, their legs bare and muscled under the sheer gowns of their peshwaz, their eyes outlined in kohl, their hair perfumed and aglitter with a freshly washed shine.

    Shadow Princess

  • “You should look at it, Highness,” Ishaq had said, eyes aglitter.

    Shadow Princess

  • Everythings aglitter, and the orchestra is playingviolins, cellosHail to the Chief.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • The airship was only a hundred yards above the water, the afternoon sun bouncing from the waves and setting everything aglitter.

    LEVIATHAN

  • The group of dancing lndios, aglitter in the torchlight with murky red and peacock, swayed and tottered as they stamped along, tum-ta-tóm-tum.

    Pilgrimage with La Virgen de Zapopan from "A House in the Sun" by Dane Chandos

  • A perfect night: a moonless, black sky aglitter with pinpoint-size lights that barely illuminated the breathtaking landscape.

    Hell’s Gate

  • She breathes out with wanton eyes aglitter; white dust settles in her hair; a spotlight illuminates her spectacular visage with the quality of moonlight.

    The Pathetic Phallacy

  • This tagine is even more glorious than your usual one since it's a crimson red Le Creuset version, and sits in your kitchen like a smooth erupted volcano, aglitter in the sunlight.

    Archive 2008-04-01

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