Definition of glitter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    glitter

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɡlɪtə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɪtər//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] bright light consisting of many little flashes the glitter of diamonds
  2. 2[singular] a bright expression in somebody’s eyes showing a particular emotion synonym glint There was a triumphant glitter in his eyes.
  3. 3[uncountable] the attractive, exciting qualities that somebody/something, especially a rich and famous person or place, seems to have synonym glamour the superficial glitter of show business Behind all the glitter, life in the theatre can be very hard.
  4. 4[uncountable] very small shiny pieces of thin metal or paper that are stuck to things as a decoration gold/silver glitter Jane wore pink eye glitter to the party.
  5. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old Norse glitra.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glitter

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