glitter

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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

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

    Svensk synonymlexikon

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

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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

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

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  • 11 glitter — vb glisten, sparkle, *flash, gleam, glance, glint, scintillate, coruscate, twinkle …

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  • 12 glitter — ► VERB 1) shine with a bright, shimmering reflected light. 2) (glittering) impressively successful or glamorous: a glittering career. ► NOUN 1) bright, shimmering reflected light. 2) tiny pieces of sparkling material used for decoration. 3) an a …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 glitter — v. 1) (D; intr.) to glitter in (to glitter in the sunlight) 2) (D; intr.) to glitter with * * * [ glɪtə] (D; intr.) to glitter with gloat f. (D; intr.) to glitter over (D; intr.) to glitter in (to glitter in the sunlight) …

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  • 14 Glitter — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Glitter (scintillement) peut faire référence à : Glitter, un film de Vondie Curtis Hall avec Mariah Carey sorti en 2001 ; Glitter, un album de… …

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  • 15 glitter — glit|ter1 [ˈglıtə US ər] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Norse; Origin: glitra] 1.) to shine brightly with flashing points of light = ↑sparkle ▪ The river glittered in the sunlight. [i]see usage note ↑gleam1 2.) if someone s eyes glitter, they shine… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 glitter — 01. The rock [glittered] in the sunlight. 02. My daughter used to love putting [glitter] on her face to make it sparkle. 03. The sun made the tips of the waves [glitter] like stars. 04. As I was skiing down the hill, the snow [glittered] in the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 glitter — [[t]glɪ̱tə(r)[/t]] glitters, glittering, glittered 1) VERB If something glitters, light comes from or is reflected off different parts of it every moment. The bay glittered in the sunshine... [V prep] The Palace glittered with lights. Syn: spark …

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  • 18 glitter — I UK [ˈɡlɪtə(r)] / US [ˈɡlɪtər] verb [intransitive] Word forms glitter : present tense I/you/we/they glitter he/she/it glitters present participle glittering past tense glittered past participle glittered 1) to shine with a lot of small quick… …

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  • 19 glitter — glit|ter1 [ glıtər ] verb intransitive 1. ) to shine with a lot of small quick flashes of light: SPARKLE 2. ) if your eyes glitter, they show a strong emotion such as anger: Bill s eyes glittered with irritation. glitter glit|ter 2 [ glıtər ]… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 glitter — [ˈglɪtə] verb [I] I 1) to shine with a lot of small flashes of light Syn: sparkle 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 …

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