What does glitter mean?

Definitions for glitter
ˈglɪt ərglit·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word glitter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparklenoun

    the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

  2. glitter, sparkle, coruscationverb

    the occurrence of a small flash or spark

  3. glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shineverb

    be shiny, as if wet

    "His eyes were glistening"

Wiktionary

  1. glitternoun

    A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage.

  2. glitternoun

    A shiny, decorative adornment, sometimes sprinkled on glue to make simple artwork.

  3. glitterverb

    To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword.

  4. glitterverb

    To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive; as, the glittering scenes of a court.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glitterverb

    to sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword

  2. Glitterverb

    to be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive; as, the glittering scenes of a court

  3. Glitternoun

    a bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage

Freebase

  1. Glitter

    Glitter describes an assortment of very small, flat, and reflective particles. When these particles are applied to surfaces, they each reflect light in different angles causing the surface to sparkle or glitter. Glitter is similar to, but smaller than confetti or sequins. Glitter has been produced and used decoratively since prehistoric times from many different materials including mica, insects, glass, and now plastic.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glitter

    glit′ėr, v.i. to glisten, to sparkle with light: to be splendid: to be showy.—n. lustre: brilliancy.—adjs. Glitt′erand (Spens.), sparkling, glittering; Glitt′ering, shining: splendid: brilliant.—adv. Glitt′eringly. [M. E. gliteren; cf. Ice. glitra, Mid. High Ger. glitzern.]

Editors Contribution

  1. glitter

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, consistency and styles.

    Glitter is used joyfully as a product in arts and craft, painting, product making etc.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 9, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glitter in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glitter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of glitter in a Sentence

  1. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    Real friends are rare pearls which glitter when they are needed. Pigs should not make friends with butchers.

  3. Comedian Nicole Arbour:

    There's a race card, there's a disability card. There's even a gay card, because gay people are discriminated against, wrongfully so. The gay card is covered in glitter.

  4. Jimmy Kimmel:

    My mother, unbeknownst to me, spent the weekend making Oscar cookies, and she put glitter [ on them ], I don’t know if it was edible or what. Cookies which she then packed in disposable Tupperware boxes and brought to the show. But Kimmel's mother didn't stop there. The concerned mother proceeded to make sure all the Oscars attendees got their fill of sugar and offered her cookies the stars during the show.

  5. Publilius Syrus:

    Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.

Images & Illustrations of glitter

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