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glitter


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glitter  \Glit"ter\,  n. 
  A  bright,  sparkling  light;  brilliant  and  showy  luster; 
  brilliancy;  as  the  glitter  of  arms;  the  glitter  of  royal 
  equipage.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  prob.  glance,  gleam.] 
  1.  To  sparkle  with  light;  to  shine  with  a  brilliant  and 
  broken  light  or  showy  luster;  to  gleam;  as  a  glittering 
  sword. 
 
  The  field  yet  glitters  with  the  pomp  of  war. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  be  showy,  specious,  or  striking,  and  hence  attractive; 
  as  the  glittering  scenes  of  a  court. 
 
  Syn:  To  gleam;  to  glisten;  to  shine;  to  sparkle;  to  glare. 
  See  {Gleam},  {Flash}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glitter 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  glittering  or  sparkling  brightly  [syn:  {glister}, 
  {glisten},  {scintillation},  {sparkle}] 
  2:  the  occurrence  of  a  small  flash  or  spark  [syn:  {sparkle},  {corruscation}] 
  v  :  be  shiny,  as  if  wet;  "His  eyes  were  glistening"  [syn:  {glisten}, 
  {glint},  {gleam},  {shine}] 




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