glitter definition, meaning - what is glitter in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “glitter”

See all translations

glitter

verb [I] uk   /ˈɡlɪt.ər/  us   /ˈɡlɪt̬.ɚ/
to produce a lot of small bright flashes of reflected light: Her diamond necklace glittered brilliantly under the spotlights. literary If someone's eyes glitter, they look bright and express strong feeling: His dark eyes glittered with anger behind his spectacles.

glitter

noun [U] uk   /ˈɡlɪt.ər/  us   /ˈɡlɪt̬.ɚ/

glitter noun [U] (EXCITEMENT)

the excitement and attractive quality connected with rich and famous people: He was attracted by the glitter of Hollywood.

glitter noun [U] (BRIGHT LIGHT)

an occasion when something glitters: the glitter of the fireworks

glitter noun [U] (DECORATION)

very small pieces of shiny material used to decorate the skin or used by children to make pictures
(Definition of glitter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of glitter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “glitter” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

kick off

the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc.

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More