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glitter

glit·ter

glitter

 
 
pronunciation:
glI tr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: glittered, glittering, glitters
definition 1: to shine brightly, with sparkling or lustrous reflected light.
 
synonyms:
sparkle
similar words:
dazzle, flash, gleam, glint, glisten, shine, twinkle
definition 2: to shine with a harsh cold light, or sometimes with greed or cruelty.
Their eyes glittered as they uncovered the treasure.
similar words:
flash, glint, glisten
definition 3: to appear brilliantly attractive, often falsely.
similar words:
bedazzle, flaunt, parade, show off
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: sparkling or lustrous reflected light.
synonyms:
luster, sparkle
similar words:
brilliance, gleam, radiance, sheen, shine
definition 2: brilliant attractiveness; apparent splendor.
the glitter of circus life
synonyms:
flash, glamour
similar words:
fanfare, gloss, grandeur, pageantry, pomp, razzle-dazzle, showiness, splendor, tinsel
definition 3: small bits of a light-reflecting material used for decoration.
similar words:
sequins
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derivations: glittery (adj.), glitteringly (adv.)
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