Glitter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡlɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word glitter
Brit.  |ˈɡlɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word glitter


- the quality of shining with a bright reflected light (syn: glisten, glister, scintillation, sparkle)
- the occurrence of a small flash or spark (syn: coruscation, sparkle)


- be shiny, as if wet (syn: gleam, glint, glisten, shine)


The sequins on her dress glittered in the sun.

Her eyes glittered with intelligence and amusement.

He was drawn to the glitter of the city's nightlife.

It's such a clear night that the sky is glittering with stars, do come and look.

The guest list glittered with famous names.

The river glittered in the sunlight.

His blue eyes glittered with anger.

There was no mistaking the mocking glitter in his eyes.

The glamour and glitter of London was not for him.

All is not gold that glitters. посл.

...pepper the costume with flecks of glitter...

...the glitter rock of the 1970s seemed more about mascaraed macaronis than about music...

He's not attracted to the tinsel and glitter of Hollywood.

...the Babylonian glitter of the city's gold coast...

some people in publishing think of theirs as a glamorous medium so they copy the glitter of Hollywood

Word forms

I/you/we/they: glitter
he/she/it: glitters
present participle: glittering
past tense: glittered
past participle: glittered
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