Definition of glisten in English:

glisten

Syllabification: glis·ten
Pronunciation: /ˈglisən
 
/

verb

[no object]

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?’

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.

Origin

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

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