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ˈglɪt ərglit·ter

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkle(noun)

    the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

  2. glitter, sparkle, coruscation(verb)

    the occurrence of a small flash or spark

  3. glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shine(verb)

    be shiny, as if wet

    "His eyes were glistening"

Wiktionary

  1. glitter(Noun)

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

  2. glitter(Noun)

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

  3. glitter(Verb)

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

  4. glitter(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glitter(verb)

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

  2. Glitter(verb)

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

  3. Glitter(noun)

    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, The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954:

    All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.

  2. 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.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

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

  4. Richard Thompson:

    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.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    Some abandon everything for the outward shell, in the interest of “glitter and looks”, let freeze themselves in artificial postures and renounce realness and sense of self, for the sake of fake appearances, which do not belong to their personality. They live through the eyes of others and cannot enjoy an individual life. Their pathetic fate is an impressive lack of authenticity, spontaneity, candidness, which is a unique key to an open-minded existence. ("Like a frozen image")

Images & Illustrations of glitter

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    the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
    • A. ventricle
    • B. calcaneus
    • C. flapper
    • D. hypostatization

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