aglitter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ glitter

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Adjective[edit]

aglitter (not comparable)

  1. Glittering.
    • 1832, John Wilson, “Christopher at the Lakes” in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 32, No. 196, July 1832, p. 121,[1]
      The grass must have been growing during the night, for it is tickling our bare ankles; and sure of all coolness, none so refreshing to the frame as that which follows one’s foot-prints on meadow aglitter with morning dews.
    • 1912, Mary Austin, A Woman of Genius, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page, Chapter 4, p. 38,[2]
      a light buggy, all aglitter from point to point of its natty furnishings, drew up at our gate
    • 1968, Samuel R. Delany, Nova, New York: Vintage, 2002, Chapter 1, p. 14,[3]
      [] by now his black eyes were aglitter with stars.
    • 2008, Toni Morrison, A Mercy, New York: Knopf, p. 89,[4]
      The blacksmith was long gone, his ironwork aglitter like a gate to heaven.