glittering; sparkling.

Origin of aglitter

First recorded in 1860–65; a-1 + glitter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for aglitter

Historical Examples of aglitter

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for aglitter



(postpositive) sparkling; glittering
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