Definition of glitter in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈglɪtə


[no object]


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  • 2 [mass noun] Tiny pieces of sparkling material used for decoration: sneakers trimmed with sequins and glitter
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    • 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.


all that glitters is not gold

proverb The attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature.
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  • 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.

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