American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sparkling or glistening light.
- n. Brilliant or showy, often superficial attractiveness.
- n. Small pieces of light-reflecting decorative material.
- v. To sparkle brilliantly; glisten. See Synonyms at flash.
- v. To sparkle coldly or malevolently: eyes that glittered at the prospect of revenge.
- v. To be brilliantly, often deceptively, attractive.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shine or gleam with scattered light; emit scintillating flashes of light; sparkle; glisten: as, a glittering sword.
- Hence—2. To be brilliant or showy; be attractive from showiness: as, the glittering scenes of a court.
- Synonyms Glisten, Gleam, etc. See glare, intransitive verb
- n. Sparkling or scintillating light; brilliancy; splendor; luster: as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage.
- n. A talus slope.
- n. A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage.
- n. A shiny, decorative adornment, sometimes sprinkled on glue to make simple artwork.
- v. To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword.
- v. To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive; as, the glittering scenes of a court.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam.
- v. To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive.
- n. A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy.
- v. be shiny, as if wet
- n. the occurrence of a small flash or spark
- n. the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
- Middle English gliteren, to sparkle, from Old Norse glitra; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Do you know how you show your appreciation for a man who has covered half of his upper body in glitter?”
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“Other cards are outlined in glitter glue with added glitter, and a clippings from card catalogs and seed catalogs.”
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