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Synonyms of 'glitter'

(verb) 
Definition
to be brilliant in a showy way
The palace glittered with lights.
Synonyms
shine
It is a mild morning and the sun is shining.
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flash
Lightning flashed among the distant dark clouds.
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sparkle
His bright eyes sparkled.
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gleam
His red sports car gleamed in the sun.
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shimmer
The lights shimmered on the water.
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twinkle
At night, lights twinkle in distant villages across the valleys.
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glint
The sea glinted in the sun.
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glimmer
The moon glimmered faintly through the mists.
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glisten
The calm sea glistened in the sunlight.
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coruscate
(noun) 
Definition
superficial glamour
all the glitter and glamour of a Hollywood premiere
Synonyms
,
show
the Chelsea flower show
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display
a dazzling dance display
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gilt
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splendour
They met in the splendour of the hotel.
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pageantry
He was greeted with all the pageantry of an official state visit.
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showiness
(noun) 
Definition
a sparkling light
the glitter of strobe lights and mirror balls
Synonyms
sparkle
There was a sparkle in her eye that could not be hidden.
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flash
a sudden flash of lightning
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shine
There was a sparkle about her, a shine of anticipation.
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beam
a beam of light
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gleam
Her fair hair had a golden gleam.
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brilliance
the brilliance of the sun on the water
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sheen
The carpet has a silvery sheen to it.
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brightness
An astronomer can determine the brightness of each star.
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lustre
Gold retains its lustre for far longer than other metals.
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radiance
The dim bulb cast a soft radiance over his face.
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scintillation

Additional synonyms

in the sense of beam
Definition
a ray of light
a beam of light
in the sense of brightness
An astronomer can determine the brightness of each star.
Synonyms
luminosity,
incandescence,
refulgence
in the sense of brilliance
Definition
great brightness
the brilliance of the sun on the water
Synonyms
luminosity,
resplendence,
refulgence

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