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Definition of "glitter" []

  • A sparkling or glistening light. (noun)
  • Brilliant or showy, often superficial attractiveness. (noun)
  • Small pieces of light-reflecting decorative material. (noun)
  • To sparkle brilliantly; glisten. See Synonyms at flash. (verb-intransitive)
  • To sparkle coldly or malevolently: eyes that glittered at the prospect of revenge. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glitter" in a sentence
  • "Finally, if you can produce the word glitter, go all out!"
  • "It's not when the festival's organizer invites everyone back to his grandmother's house, where his father shakes your hand and his mother presents a traditional homecooked dinner; it's not even when the said organizer is shirtless, crowd-surfing and covered in glitter at the afterparty."
  • "As for the cover, crazy hot pink and glitter is exactly what Tammy would have chose!"