From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glitter \Glit"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glittered; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Glittering.] [OE. gliteren; akin to Sw. glittra,
   Icel. glitra, glita, AS. glitenian, OS. gl[imac]tan, OHG.
   gl[imac]zzan, G. gleissen, Goth. glitmunjan, and also to E.
   glint, glisten, and prob. glance, gleam.]
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   1. To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and
      broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering
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            The field yet glitters with the pomp of war.
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   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.
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