glittery glittery  /ɡ ˈlɪ tə ri/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

Usage(s):

  1. Gimme! that anchors the massively catchy first single, Hung Up, to the buried bars of Like a Prayer that pop up for a few seconds--float by like glittery party favors.
  2. She even gave up time in the glittery New York outpost of Martha's Vineyard to vacation amid the blackflies of Skaneateles.
  3. Evelyn became one of a mauve circle of which glittery, willowy Harold Acton was the titular Tiresias.

News

  1. Lake contaminant ‘disappears’: Preliminary tests indicate reddish substance is non-hazardous

    MICHIGAN CITY — The mysterious, glittery contaminant that blew into Michigan City on Lake Michigan Monday is believed to have disappeared by Tuesday morning, according to La Porte County HazMat Director Jeff Hamilton.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Michigan City News-Dispatch

  2. Nail Obsession of the Day: Topshop's Not-Too-Sparkly Glitter Nail Polish

    (Photo by Lindsay Schallon/StyleBistro) Serious question: On a scale of one to Ke$ha , how sparkly do you like your nails? More shine than shimmer? Ever so slightly holographic? Glittery but not glitter-bombed ? Say hello to your new favorite parties in a bottle— Topshop 's flashy (in a good, subtle sort of way!) summer nails polishes. The 18-piece sparkle-infused collection runs the gamut in ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

  3. Ballroom culture is more than a drag

    Ballroom culture is ready for its close-up and stepping toward the light — in 5-inch glittery stilettos.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "The movie was great and funny and will bring a lot of attention to the sport," Lysacek said. "But it focused on the sport being based around glittery outfits and animals and costumes and weird music. To me, that's not what the sport's about....
    on Apr 20, 2007 By: Evan Lysacek Source: Forbes

  2. Helena said: "Tim decorates the Christmas tree with dead babies and slime balls and things. It looks lovely and glittery from afar, and then as you get closer, you realise it's rather gory."
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Helena Bonham Carter Source: Stuff.co.nz

  3. "I think it's because we were kind of an old shoe and they probably wanted something more glittery and new," Collins said. "TV seems to fall for that over and over again. We were very fortunate to kind of fly under the radar for 10 years."
    on May 7, 2006 By: Stephen Collins Source: Washington Post

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