Glitter definition

glĭtər
Small pieces of light-reflecting decorative material.
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Brilliant or showy, often superficial attractiveness.
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The definition of glitter is tiny pieces of shiny material used for decoration.

An example of glitter is shimmery eyeshadow.

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Glitter is defined as to sparkle.

An example of glitter is sun shine reflecting off rain drops.

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To be reflected as a sparkling or glistening light.

The sun glittered on the snow.

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A bright, sparkling light.
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To shine with a sparkling light; be bright; glisten; sparkle.
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To be strikingly brilliant, showy, or attractive.
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Striking or showy brilliance or attractiveness.
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Bits of glittering material used for decoration.
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(cdn.) A glaze of ice formed by quickly freezing rain.
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A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage.
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A shiny, decorative adornment, sometimes sprinkled on glue to make simple artwork.
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To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam.

A glittering sword.

The glittering ornaments on a Christmas tree.

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To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive.

The glittering scenes of a court.

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A sparkling or glistening light.
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To sparkle brilliantly; glisten.

A gold ring that glittered in the display window; eyes that glittered with tears.

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Origin of glitter

  • Middle English gliteren to sparkle from Old Norse glitra ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition