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Synonyms for glitter
ˈglɪt ərglit·ter

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparklenoun

    the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

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

  2. glitter, sparkle, coruscationverb

    the occurrence of a small flash or spark

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

  3. glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shineverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. glitterverb

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

  2. glitternoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. glitternoun

    Synonyms:
    brilliancy, shine, gleam, fulgency, radiance

  2. glitterverb

    Synonyms:
    sparkle, gleam, glisten, glister

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "glitter":

    chaff

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How to use glitter in a sentence?

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    Some abandon everything for the outward shell, in the interest of “glitter and looks”, let freeze themselves in artificial postures and renounce realness and sense of self, for the sake of fake appearances, which do not belong to their personality. They live through the eyes of others and cannot enjoy an individual life. Their pathetic fate is an impressive lack of authenticity, spontaneity, candidness, which is a unique key to an open-minded existence. ("Like a frozen image")

  2. Sipho P Nkosi:

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

  3. John Adams:

    Let the cymbals of popularity tinkle still. Let the butterflies of fame glitter with their wings. I shall envy neither their music nor their colors.

  4. Katy Perry:

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

  5. Nicole DeHoff:

    We used Vaseline to help the glitter stick to Samantha’s skin, and then we applied the glitter in a rainbow sequence. This session fell together better than any session I could have planned in my head, the images turned out exactly how I had hoped, and we were able to capture the beauty of pregnancy, and honor Victoria.


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