[ad_1] verb (used without object)
  1. to reflect light with a brilliant, sparkling luster; sparkle with reflected light.
  2. to make a brilliant show.


  1. a sparkling reflected light or luster.
  2. showy splendor.
  3. small glittering ornaments.

verb (intr)

  1. (of a hard, wet, or polished surface) to reflect light in bright flashes
  2. (of light) to be reflected in bright flashes
  3. (usually foll by with) to be decorated or enhanced by the glamour (of)the show glitters with famous actors


  1. sparkle or brilliance
  2. show and glamour
  3. tiny pieces of shiny decorative material used for ornamentation, as on the skin
  4. Also called: silver thaw Canadian ice formed from freezing rain

c.1300, glideren (late 14c. as gliteren), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse glitra “to glitter,” from glit “brightness,” from Proto-Germanic *glit- “shining, bright” (cf. Old English glitenian “to glitter, shine; be distinguished,” Old High German glizzan, German glitzern, Gothic glitmunjan), from PIE *ghleid- (cf. Greek khlidon, khlidos “ornament”), from root *ghel- “to shine, glitter” (see glass). Related: Glittered; glittering. The noun is c.1600, from the verb. Glitter rock is from 1972.

see all that glitters is not gold.


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