Definition of glisten in English:

glisten

Line breaks: glis|ten
Pronunciation: /ˈglɪs(ə)n
 
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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
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    • 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.

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