Glittered
Glitter Glit"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glittering}.] [OE. gliteren; akin to Sw. glittra, Icel. glitra, glita, AS. glitenian, OS. gl[=i]tan, OHG. gl[=i]zzan, G. gleissen, Goth. glitmunjan, and also to E. glint, glisten, and prob. glance, gleam.] [1913 Webster] 1. To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword. [1913 Webster]

The field yet glitters with the pomp of war. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive; as, the glittering scenes of a court.

Syn: To gleam; to glisten; to shine; to sparkle; to glare. See {Gleam}, {Flash}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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