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Meaning of GLITTER

Pronunciation:  'glitur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of glittering or sparkling brightly
  2. [n]  the occurrence of a small flash or spark
  3. [v]  be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"

GLITTER is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: coruscation, gleam, glint, glisten, glisten, glister, scintillation, shine, sparkle, sparkle
 See Also: appear, brightness, flash, look, seem, shimmer, spangle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Glit"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glittered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Glittering}.] [OE. gliteren; akin to Sw. glittra,
    Icel. glitra, glita, AS. glitenian, OS. gl[=i]tan, OHG.
    gl[=i]zzan, G. gleissen, Goth. glitmunjan, and also to E.
    glint, glisten, and prob. glance, gleam.]
    1. To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and
       broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering
             The field yet glitters with the pomp of war.
    2. To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive;
       as, the glittering scenes of a court.
    Syn: To gleam; to glisten; to shine; to sparkle; to glare.
         See {Gleam}, {Flash}.
  2. \Glit"ter\, n.
    A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster;
    brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal
    equipage. --Milton.
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