- 1Shine with a bright, shimmering reflected light: the grass glittered with dewMore example sentences
- I feel disturbed at the thought, and in the end, account it to the array of bright lights glittering in the darkness.
- The palace was constructed of a hard opaque crystal, as well as marble and stone, and it seemed to glitter in the light of the morning sun.
- She smiled back at the male, her own eyes glittering in the morning sunlight.
- 1.1(Of eyes) shine with a particular emotion: her eyes glittered with excitementMore example sentences
- Her eyes glittered with a new emotion, one he could identify all to easily.
- His eyes glittered slightly with an emotion that seemed more lifeless than feeling.
- She suddenly stopped, her eyes still glittering brightly with an emotion he could unmask all too well.
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- 1 [in singular] A bright, shimmering reflected light: the blue glitter of the seaMore example sentences
- My first cat, Jimmy, loved to lie under the tree and gently bat one particular ornament back and forth between his paws to watch the glitter shimmer on its blue surface.
- The sun's rays kiss the body of the mountains as the frosts on the grass melts and the dew drops on the flower sparkle like a diamond to the glitter of light.
- A head was peering out at him from around the end of one of the rows, long shiny hair, a glitter of eyes reflecting the light on the table.
- 1.1An expression of an emotion in a person’s eyes: the scathing glitter in his eyesMore example sentences
- When she did, he saw the nameless glitter in her eyes.
- Emily pouted, yet I could see the glitter in her eyes.
- I could see the glitter in his eyes and the smirk that was about to come on any minute.
- 2 [mass noun] Tiny pieces of sparkling material used for decoration: sneakers trimmed with sequins and glitterMore example sentences
- It smells softly of rose and contains tiny pieces of fairy glitter designed to sparkle subtly - guaranteed to make you look like the cat's miaow.
- Just tiny little sparkles of glitter on it that makes it so pretty.
- Once upstairs, she found a wooden door marked with an A4 piece of cartridge paper, decorated with glitter and sequins and spelling out her first name in finger-painted letters.
- 3 [mass noun] An attractive and exciting but superficial quality: he avoids the glitter of show businessMore example sentences
- Today's more tech-experienced teachers are also more able to see beyond a presentation's extra glitter to the quality of learning within.
- I think the whole concept of highlighting the servicing character of a hospital stems from an over-preoccupation with superficial glitter.
- The more complex question is why some sports performers have that factor X which adds glitter to quality and makes a mere player into a personality.
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- • proverb The attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature.More example sentences
- But all that glitters is not gold and even as the models flash the latest trends, scratch the surface and ‘the glamour, gloss and glaze’ is replaced by hard-core business and hard work.
- Some of the actions of the party administration are beginning to show that all that glitters is not gold.
- But in show business, all that glitters is not gold.
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- Spectacle is everything in this glittery production, with three glittery changes in medieval court costumes.
- Each night they had various galas and were often sporting sequins, satin and other glittery attire.
- You searched all over for the jeans with glittery designs on the pockets.
late Middle English: from Old Norse glitra.