Definition of glisten in English:

glisten

Syllabification: glis·ten
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlis(ə)n
 
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verb

[no object]
(Of something wet or greasy) shine; glitter: his cheeks glistened with tears (as adjective glistening) the glistening swimming pool
More example sentences
  • His beautiful dark eyes were glistening and a tear escaped running down his tanned cheek.
  • The pale blue cobblestones glistened as the sun's rays sparkled on the light sheen of water.
  • When his carriage had grown tiny at the gate, her eyes were still glistening with unshed tears of anger.
Synonyms

noun

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A sparkling light reflected from something wet: there was a glisten of perspiration across her top lip
More example sentences
  • The fierce glisten of the candle caught the kitten's tawny eyes as she looked up.
  • It was an uplifting ceremony which saw a glisten in many an eye!
  • There was some guy, a curator, standing by me going, ‘the delicate brush strokes Vermeer used, look at the glisten on her lips, what do you see in her eyes?’

Origin

Old English glisnian, of Germanic origin; related to Middle Low German glisen. The noun dates from the mid 19th century.

Derivatives

glisteningly

adverb
More example sentences
  • The concierge, who was hit in the face, received minor lacerations and a glisteningly perfect cause of action.
  • Geography has played a part: thanks to volcanic activity the beaches aren't as glisteningly white as those of the Grenadines, and some of the coastline is positively rugged.
  • Amidst the glisteningly frosty white snow and the turn of a new year, most people have left their planting and other green leafy ideas in the back of their minds, hibernating till spring.

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