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Glitter

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Noun, Verb (intransitive)
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glit=ter

CIDE DICTIONARY

Glitterv. i. [OE. gliteren; akin to Sw. glittra, Icel. glitra, glita, AS. glitenian, OS. glītan, OHG. glīzzan, G. gleissen, Goth. glitmunjan, and also to E. glint, glisten, and prob. glance, gleam.].
  •  To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword.  [1913 Webster]
    "The field yet glitters with the pomp of war."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.
Glittern. 
     A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Glitter, v. & n.
--v.intr.
1 shine, esp. with a bright reflected light; sparkle.
2 (usu. foll. by with) a be showy or splendid (glittered with diamonds). b be ostentatious or flashily brilliant (glittering rhetoric).
--n.
1 a gleam; a sparkle.
2 showiness; splendour.
3 tiny pieces of sparkling material as on Christmas-tree decorations.

Derivative
glitteringly adv. glittery adj.
Etymology
ME f. ON glitra f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Glitter

be somebody, be something, bespangle, blatancy, blink, blinking, brazenness, brilliance, colorfulness, coruscate, coruscation, crudeness, cut a dash, cut a figure, cut a swath, dash, dazzle, dazzlingness, extravagance, extravaganza, extravagation, figure, firefly, flagrancy, flamboyance, flash, flashiness, floridity, floridness, flourish, gaiety, garishness, gaudery, gaudiness, glamor, glance, glare, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, glint, glisk, glisten, glister, glittering, glow, glowworm, gorgeousness, jauntiness, jazziness, live, loudness, luridness, make a figure, make a show, make a splash, meretriciousness, obtrusiveness, ostentation, pageantry, panache, pizzazz, refulgence, scintilla, scintillate, scintillation, sensationalism, shamelessness, shimmer, shimmering, shine, showiness, spangle, spark, sparkle, spectacle, splash, splendor, splurge, sportiness, stroboscopic light, tawdriness, tinsel, twinkle, twinkling, vulgarness

ROGET THESAURUS

Glitter

Repute

VB be conscious of glory, be proud of, exult, be vain of, be distinguished, shine, shine forth, figure, cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, rival, surpass, outshine, outrival, outvie, outjump, emulate, eclipse, throw into the shade, cast into the shade, overshadow, live, flourish, glitter, flaunt, gain honor, acquire honor, play first fiddle, bear the palm, bear the bell, lead the way, take precedence, take the wall of, gain laurels, win laurels, gain spurs, gain golden opinions, take one's degree, pass one's examination, make a noise, make some noise, make a noise in the world, leave one's mark, exalt one's horn, blow one's horn, star it, have a run, be run after, come into vogue, come to the front, raise one's head, enthrone, signalize, immortalize, deify, exalt to the skies, hand one's name down to posterity, consecrate, dedicate to, devote to, enshrine, inscribe, blazon, lionize, blow the trumpet, crown with laurel, confer honor on, reflect honor on, shed a luster on, redound, to one's honor, ennoble, give honor to, do honor to, pay honor to, render honor to, honor, accredit, pay regard to, dignify, glorify, sing praises to, lock up to, exalt, aggrandize, elevate, nobilitate.

Ostentation

N ostentation, display, show, flourish, parade, etalage, pomp, array, state, solemnity, dash, splash, splurge, glitter, strut, pomposity, pretense, pretensions, showing off, fuss, magnificence, splendor, coup d'oeil, grand doings, coup de theatre, stage effect, stage trick, claptrap, mise en scene, tour de force, chic, demonstration, flying colors, tomfoolery, flourish of trumpets, pageant, pageantry, spectacle, exhibition, exposition, procession, turn out, set out, grand function, f=ete, gala, field day, review, march past, promenade, insubstantial pageant, dress, court dress, full dress, evening dress, ball dress, fancy dress, tailoring, millinery, man millinery, frippery, foppery, equipage, ceremony, ceremonial, ritual, form, formality, etiquette, puncto, punctilio, punctiliousness, starched stateliness, stateliness, mummery, solemn mockery, mouth honor, attitudinarian, fop, ostentatious, showy, dashing, pretentious, janty, jaunty, grand, pompous, palatial, high-sounding, turgid gairish, garish, gaudy, gaudy as a peacock, gaudy as a butterfly, gaudy as a tulip, flaunting, flashing, flaming, glittering, gay, splendid, magnificent, sumptuous, theatrical, dramatic, spectacular, ceremonial, ritual, solemn, stately, majestic, formal, stiff, ceremonious, punctilious, starched, dressed to kill, dressed to the nines, decjed out, all decked out, en granite tenue, in best bib and tucker, in Sunday best, endimanch_e, chic, with flourish of trumpet, with beat of drum, with flying colors, ad captandum vulgus, honores mutant mores.

VB be ostentatious, come forward, put oneself forward, attract attention, star it, cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, make a splurge, cut a dash, cut a splash, cut a splurge, figure, figure away, make a show, make a display, glitter, show off, show off one's paces, parade, march past, display, exhibit, put forward, hold up, trot out, hand out, sport, brandish, blazon forth, dangle, dangle before the eyes, cry up, proner, flaunt, emblazon, prink, set off, mount, have framed and glazed, put a good face upon, put a smiling face upon, clean the outside of the platter.

Light

VB shine, glow, glitter, glister, glisten, twinkle, gleam, flare, flare up, glare, beam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, sparkle, scintillate, coruscate, flash, blaze, be bright, reflect light, daze, dazzle, bedazzle, radiate, shoot out beams, fulgurate, clear up, brighten, lighten, enlighten, levin, light, light up, irradiate, shine upon, give out a light, hang out a light, cast light upon, cast light in, throw light upon, throw light in, shed light upon, shed luster upon, illume, illumine, illuminate, relume, strike a light, kindle.


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