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glitter

Saltos de línea: glit|ter
Pronunciación: /ˈɡlɪtə
 
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Definición de glitter en inglés:

verbo

[no object]
1Shine with a bright, shimmering reflected light: the grass glittered with dew
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
1.1(Of eyes) shine with a particular emotion: her eyes glittered with excitement
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.

sustantivo

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1 [in singular] A bright, shimmering reflected light: the blue glitter of the sea
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
1.1An expression of an emotion in a person’s eyes: the scathing glitter in his eyes
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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 glitter
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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 business
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
glamour, excitement, thrills, attractions, appeal;
showiness, dazzle, tinsel

Origen

late Middle English: from Old Norse glitra.

More
  • Things have glittered since the 14th century, and the word comes from Old Norse glitra. All that glitters is not gold dates back at least to the early 13th century: Shakespeare uses it, in the form all that glisters is not gold, in The Merchant of Venice. Glister is probably from the Middle Dutch variant of the word. Glitzy, ‘showily attractive’, first appeared in the USA in the 1960s. It was based on glitter, and probably influenced by ritzy and perhaps also by German glitzerig ‘glittering’. Ritzy comes from the luxurious Ritz hotels, and is first recorded used by P. G. Wodehouse in 1920.

Frases

all that glitters is not gold

1
proverb The attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature.
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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