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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
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