Flittered vs Glittered - What's the difference?

flittered | glittered |


As verbs the difference between flittered and glittered

is that flittered is (flitter) while glittered is (glitter).

flittered

English

Verb

(head)
  • (flitter)

  • flitter

    English

    Verb

  • to move about rapidly and nimbly
  • to move quickly from one condition or location to another
  • to flutter or quiver
  • Derived terms

    * flittermouse * flittery

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A rag; a tatter; a small piece or fragment.
  • (science fiction) A small aircraft or spacecraft.
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year = 1941 , date = July , first = Edward Elmer , last = Smith , authorlink = E. E. Smith , magazine = Comet Stories , title = The Vortex Blaster , volume = 1 , issue = 5 , page = 10 , passage = Then all three went out to the flitter . A tiny speedster, really; a torpedo bearing stubby wings and the ludicrous tail-surfaces, the multifarious driving-, braking-, side-, top-, and under-jets so characteristic of the tricky, cranky, but ultra-maneuverable breed. }}
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year = 1944 , date = March , first = George Oliver , last = Smith , authorlink = George O. Smith , magazine = , title = Circle of Confusion , volume = 33 , issue = 1 , page = 54 , passage = Small flitters were powered and made ready, and everything that carried manual controls was inspected and cleared for action. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1955 , first = Alice Mary , last = Norton (as Andrew North) , authorlink = Andre Norton , title = , page = 53 , passage = The small flitters carried by the Queen for exploration work held with comfort a two-man crew—with crowding, three. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1994 , first = Stephen , last = Baxter , authorlink = Stephen Baxter , title = , isbn = 9780002240260 , page = 43 , passage = The flitter tumbled from the shimmering throat of the wormhole transit route from Port Sol to Earthport. }}

    References

    * (aircraft) * (aircraft) (Webster 1913)

    glittered

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (glitter)

  • glitter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage.
  • A shiny, decorative adornment, sometimes sprinkled on glue to make simple artwork.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam.
  • a glittering sword
    the glittering ornaments on a Christmas tree
  • * Dryden
  • The field yet glitters with the pomp of war.
  • To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive.
  • the glittering scenes of a court

    Derived terms

    * all that glitters is not gold