[ad_1] verb (used without object)
- to reflect light with a brilliant, sparkling luster; sparkle with reflected light.
- to make a brilliant show.
- a sparkling reflected light or luster.
- showy splendor.
- small glittering ornaments.
- (of a hard, wet, or polished surface) to reflect light in bright flashes
- (of light) to be reflected in bright flashes
- (usually foll by with) to be decorated or enhanced by the glamour (of)the show glitters with famous actors
- sparkle or brilliance
- show and glamour
- tiny pieces of shiny decorative material used for ornamentation, as on the skin
- 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 ). Related: Glittered; glittering. The noun is c.1600, from the verb. Glitter rock is from 1972.
see all that glitters is not gold.