Definitions for glitter
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word glitter.
glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparklenoun
the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
glitter, sparkle, coruscationverb
the occurrence of a small flash or spark
glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shineverb
be shiny, as if wet
"His eyes were glistening"
A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage.
A shiny, decorative adornment, sometimes sprinkled on glue to make simple artwork.
To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword.
To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive; as, the glittering scenes of a court.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Lustre; bright show; splendour.
Etymology: from the verb.
With what permissive glory since his fall
Was left him, or false glitter. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x.
A man has reason not to flourish too much upon the glitter of his fortune, for fear there should be too much alloy in it. Jeremy Collier, on Pride.
Etymology: glitinran, Saxon.
Steel glosses are more resplendent than the like plates of brass, and so is the glittering of a blade. Francis Bacon, Phys. Rem.
Before the battle joins, from afar
The field yet glitters with the pomp of war. John Dryden, Virg.
Scarce had’st thou time t’ unsheath thy conqu’ring blade;
It did but glitter, and the rebels fled. George Granville.
Let them on the one hand set the most glittering temptations to discord, and on the other the dismal effects of it. Decay of Piety.
to sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword
to be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive; as, the glittering scenes of a court
a bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage
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
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.]
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.
The numerical value of glitter in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of glitter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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.
I've got some insane ideas this year, what if we covered the stadium with glitter ?
I was quite concerned when somebody bought my daughters some shower gel that had glitter particles in it, that stuff is going to escape down the plughole and potentially enter the environment.
All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.
Once your eyes glitter by the light, don't dare being in the dark.
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- purpurina, centellear, resplandecer, brillo, brillarSpanish
- säihkyä, välkehtiä, säihke, kimmellys, kimallus, välke, kimalle, koristehile, kimmeltää, kiiltää, kimaltaaFinnish
- glitra, gliturIcelandic
- 輝く, きらめきJapanese
- adventicio fulget,Latin
- błyszczeć się, blask, błyszczeć, lśnić, połyskiwaćPolish
- resplandecer, glitter, resplendorPortuguese
- блеск, блестеть, сверкнуть, сверкать, блеснутьRussian
- бле̑сак, блије̑сак, blijȇsak, бље̑сак, bljȇsak, blȇsakSerbo-Croatian
- blesteti, bleskSlovene
- glitter, glittraSwedish
- блиск, блищати, сяйво, сяятиUkrainian
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