[ uh-glit-er ]

  1. glittering; sparkling.

Origin of aglitter

First recorded in 1860–65; a-1 + glitter

Words Nearby aglitter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use aglitter in a sentence

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

    The Mason-bees | J. Henri Fabre
  • Barry considered awhile, his forehead deeply wrinkled and his eyes aglitter.

    Gold Out of Celebes | Aylward Edward Dingle
  • 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
  • Beyond them lay the swelling meadows, the dark woods; and, beyond all, the shining sea aglitter in the summer sunshine.

    A Changed Heart | May Agnes Fleming

British Dictionary definitions for aglitter


/ (əˈɡlɪtə) /

  1. (postpositive) sparkling; glittering

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