Glit·ter v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glittered p. pr. & vb. n. Glittering.]
1. To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword.
The field yet glitters with the pomp of war. --Dryden.
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.
adj : having brief brilliant points or flashes of light; "bugle
beads all aglitter"; "glinting eyes"; "glinting water";
"his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"; "shop
window full of glittering Christmas trees"; "glittery
costume jewelry"; "scintillant mica"; "the
scintillating stars"; "a dress with sparkly sequins";
"`glistering' is an archaic term" [syn: aglitter(p),
coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittery,
scintillant, scintillating, sparkling(a), sparkly]