A glitter is a sparkle or flash of light. To glitter is to gleam or shine, as if glistening with moisture.

Glitter isn’t just shiny stuff you use in craft projects. When used as a noun, glitter can refer to any kind of gleam, glint, spark, or flash of light, like the flicker of a firefly at night. This word can also be used as a verb. An ornate golden goblet glitters brightly — as does anything coated in a thick layer of glitter.

Definitions of glitter
  1. noun
    the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
    synonyms: glisten, glister, scintillation, sparkle
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    the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
  2. noun
    the occurrence of a small flash or spark
    synonyms: coruscation, sparkle
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    a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  3. noun
    small pieces of shiny material used as decoration
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    decoration, ornament, ornamentation
    something used to beautify
  4. noun
    an exciting but superficial attractiveness
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    attraction, attractiveness
    the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts
  5. verb
    be shiny, as if wet
    synonyms: gleam, glint, glisten, shine
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    glitter as if covered with spangles
    give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk
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    appear, look, seem
    give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
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