Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “glitter”

glitter

noun [U] (DECORATION)    /ˈɡlɪt.ər/ US  /ˈɡlɪt̬.ɚ/
very small pieces of shiny material used to decorate the skin or used by children to make picturesPainting and drawing materialsMake-up and skin care
(Definition of glitter noun (DECORATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of glitter

Definitions of “glitter” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

handout

a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More