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"glitter" in British English

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glitterverb [I]

uk   /ˈɡlɪt.ər/  us   /ˈɡlɪt̬.ɚ/
to ​produce a lot of ​small, ​brightflashes of ​reflectedlight: Her ​diamondnecklace glittered ​brilliantly under the ​spotlights. literary If someone's ​eyes glitter, they ​lookbright and ​expressstrongfeeling: His ​darkeyes glittered withanger behind his ​glasses.

glitternoun [U]

uk   /ˈɡlɪt.ər/  us   /ˈɡlɪt̬.ɚ/
  • glitter noun [U] (BRIGHT LIGHT)

an ​occasion when something glitters: the glitter of the ​fireworks
  • glitter noun [U] (DECORATION)

very ​smallpieces of ​shinymaterial used to ​decorate the ​skin or used by ​children to make ​pictures
(Definition of glitter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glitter" in American English

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glitterverb [I]

 us   /ˈɡlɪt̬·ər/
to ​shine with little, ​brightflashes of ​reflectedlight: The ​grass glittered like ​jewels.

glitternoun [U]

 us   /ˈɡlɪt̬·ər/
little, ​brightflashes of ​reflectedlight: the glitter of ​moonlight on the ​lake Glitter is also very ​smallpieces of ​shinymaterial used to ​decorate a ​surface: Decorate the ​dress with glitter and ​buttons.
(Definition of glitter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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