Definition of glittering in English:


Line breaks: glit¦ter|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈglɪtərɪŋ


  • 1Shining with a shimmering or sparkling light: glittering chandeliers
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    • The earth began to spin, as a spray of glittering lights, shimmered around me.
    • One by one they began to rain down on the earth, shining brightly in a glittering dance before they faded at the edge of the world.
    • Masses of glittering stars that shone from an ebony sky lit our trail.
  • 1.1Impressively successful or elaborate: a glittering military career
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    • He lived in Arkansas until he graduated from high school and returned in 2001 after a glittering military career.
    • The impression given is of a glittering career, effortlessly achieved.
    • The stunning songwriter has sustained a glittering career, but she's had enough and she's knocking it on the head.



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  • Begin with a novel take on pirate mythology, add a dash of exciting special effects and glitteringly beautiful treasure scenes, mix with snarky, fresh comic relief, and seal with an incredibly cute cast.
  • These days it is weighed glitteringly down with upmarket gold shops and silversmiths, but the bridge was traditionally home to the city's butchers and tanners.
  • However amusing its ironic stance toward the culture it glitteringly mocks, the real irony of this book is that it's the ultimate Los Angeles product: a rip-roaring, special-effects-filled ride.

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