Definition of glister in English:


Line breaks: glis|ter
Pronunciation: /ˈglɪstə


[no object]
  • Sparkle; glitter: the wedding ring caught the light, glistering brightly
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    • When I look to your sumptuous brown eyes that are glistering from pleasure and shine from intelligence.
    • His bright whites were glistering in the dull train lights as he smiled at her.
    • Her lips were layered with glistering, crimson lipstick, her eyes covered with sparkling pink eye shadow.


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  • A sparkle.
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    • Within the canvas, there is a makeshift altar, the flickering of candles illuminating the glister of an icon.
    • The second factor is that as housing loses its glister, investors will be encouraged to switch their savings back into the stock market.
    • It covered her face and blocked the glister of her eyes.


late Middle English: probably from Middle Low German glistern or Middle Dutch glisteren.

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