glitter

glitter
[ˈglɪtə] verb [I] I
1) to shine with a lot of small flashes of light
Syn:
2) if your eyes glitter, they show a strong emotion such as anger
II
noun [U]
glitter [ˈglɪtə]
1) small shiny pieces of metal or plastic that you stick on things to make them shine and look attractive
2) an attractive exciting quality
the glitter and glare of Las Vegas[/ex]
3) a lot of small flashes of light

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  • Glitter — is the word used to describe an assortment of very small (roughly 1 mm²) pieces of paper, glass or plastic painted in metallic, neon and iridescent colors to reflect light in a sparkling spectrum. Glitter is usually stored in canisters somewhat… …   Wikipedia

  • glitter — (v.) c.1300, glideren (late 14c. as gliteren), from a Scandinavian source, Cf. O.N. glitra to glitter, from glit brightness, from P.Gmc. *glit shining, bright (Cf. O.E. glitenian to glitter, shine; be distinguished, O.H.G. glizzan, Ger. glitzern …   Etymology dictionary

  • Glitter — Glit ter, n. A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glitter — • glitter, glans, sken, skimmer, flitter • sken, skimmer, glans, ljusflöde, ljussken, glimt, reflex, glitter • glans, sken, ljus, glitter, briljans, skimmer, lyster, blänk …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • Glitter — ist ein Gemisch aus sehr kleinen Papier , Glas , Plastik oder Metallstreifen. Goldglitter Anwendung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • glitter — ● glitter nom masculin (anglais, glitter, paillettes) Mouvement musical (également nommé glam, de glamour) apparu en Angleterre en 1970, dont les tenants, par réaction aux dérives intellectuelles du rock de l époque, prônent un retour aux sources …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • glitter — [n] brilliance, sparkle beam, brightness, coruscation, display, flash, gaudiness, glamour, glare, gleam, glint, glisten, glister, glitz, luster, pageantry, radiance, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, show, showiness, splendor, tinsel, twinkle …   New thesaurus

  • glitter — [glit′ər] vi. [ME gliteren, prob. < ON glitra, akin to Ger glitzern: for IE base see GLISTEN] 1. to shine with a sparkling light; be bright; glisten; sparkle 2. to be strikingly brilliant, showy, or attractive n. 1. a bright, sparkling light 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Glitter — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glitter — index pretense (ostentation) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • glitter — vb glisten, sparkle, *flash, gleam, glance, glint, scintillate, coruscate, twinkle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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