Definition of “glitter” - English Dictionary

“glitter” in British English

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glitterverb [ I ]

uk /ˈɡlɪt.ər/ us /ˈɡlɪt̬.ɚ/

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 small pieces of shiny material 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, bright flashes of reflected light:

The grass glittered like jewels.

glitternoun [ U ]

us /ˈɡlɪt̬·ər/

little, bright flashes of reflected light:

the glitter of moonlight on the lake

Glitter is also very small pieces of shiny material used to decorate a surface:

Decorate the dress with glitter and buttons.

(Definition of “glitter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)