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Synonyms for glitter
ˈglɪt ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkle(noun)

    the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

    Synonyms:
    twinkle, sparkle, glisten, spark, sparkling, light, glister, scintillation, coruscation

  2. glitter, sparkle, coruscation(verb)

    the occurrence of a small flash or spark

    Synonyms:
    twinkle, sparkle, glisten, spark, light, glister, scintillation, coruscation

  3. glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shine(verb)

    be shiny, as if wet

    "His eyes were glistening"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, beam, glimmer, peek, radiate, polish, reflect, glance, smoothen, gleam, strike, glint, fall, glisten, glow

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. glitter

    Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, gloom, gloominess, obscurity, shade, shadow

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. glitter(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    glisten, glister, sparkle, gleam, flare, glare, make a splendid show

  2. glitter(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sparkle, glister, lustre, brilliancy, splendor, brightness, shine, radiance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. glitter(n)

    Synonyms:
    brilliancy, shine, gleam, fulgency, radiance

  2. glitter(v)

    Synonyms:
    sparkle, gleam, glisten, glister

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "glitter":

    chaff

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How to use glitter in a sentence?

  1. Katy Perry:

    I've got some insane ideas this year, what if we covered the stadium with glitter ?

  2. Mario M Cuomo:

    We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it ... not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses.

  3. Publilius Syrus:

    Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.

  4. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Once your eyes glitter by the light, don't dare being in the dark.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    Real friends are rare pearls which glitter when they are needed. Pigs should not make friends with butchers.


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