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GLIT'TER, verb intransitive

1. To shine; to sparkle with light; to gleam; to be splendid; as a glittering sword.

The field yet glitters with the pomp of war.

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

GLIT'TER, noun Brightness; brilliancy; splendor; luster; as the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage; the glitter of dress.