glitz

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from glitzy, in turn from German glitzern (glint). Cognate with Old Norse glitra, glita (glitter) and Gothic 𐌲𐌻𐌹𐍄𐌼𐌿𐌽𐌾𐌰𐌽 (glitmunjan, glisten).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡlɪts/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪts

Noun[edit]

glitz (countable and uncountable, plural glitzes)

  1. Garish, brilliant showiness.

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Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “*ǵʰley-

Noun[edit]

glitz m

  1. (Sette Comuni) lightning

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References[edit]

  • “glitz” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo