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[uh-glit-er] /əˈglɪt ər/
glittering; sparkling.
Origin of aglitter
First recorded in 1860-65; a-1 + glitter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But his eye glistened, and his teeth were aglitter in his open mouth.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • It might have been a fairy cavern, aglitter with pure crystal.


    Allen Chaffee
  • The sea was aglitter with sunlight reflected from the waves.

    The Invaders William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The road swept us along the left bank of the Loire, all aglitter in the September sunshine.

    Europe from a Motor Car Russell Richardson
  • The dance hall was aglitter, the floor perfect, and the stage equipped to foster all that appealed to the senses.

    The Triumph of John Kars

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • Here are others, all aglitter with metallic gleams: gold, emerald, blue and purple.

    The Mason-bees J. Henri Fabre
British Dictionary definitions for aglitter


(postpositive) sparkling; glittering
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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