Definition of Glisten

1. Noun. The quality of shining with a bright reflected light.

Exact synonyms: Glister, Glitter, Scintillation, Sparkle
Generic synonyms: Brightness
Derivative terms: Glitter, Glittery, Scintillate, Sparkle



2. Verb. Be shiny, as if wet. "The horizon is glistening with lights"; "His eyes were glistening"
Exact synonyms: Gleam, Glint, Glitter, Shine
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem
Specialized synonyms: Spangle, Shimmer
Derivative terms: Glint, Glitter

Definition of Glisten

1. v. i. To sparkle or shine; especially, to shine with a mild, subdued, and fitful luster; to emit a soft, scintillating light; to gleam; as, the glistening stars.

Definition of Glisten

1. Verb. (intransitive) to reflect light with a glittering luster; to sparkle, coruscate, glint or flash ¹

2. Noun. a glittering shine; a scintillation, sparkle or flash ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glisten

1. to shine by reflection [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glisten

gliss
glissade
glissaded
glissader
glissaders
glissades
glissading
glissandi
glissando
glissandoes
glissandos
glissette
glissettes
glissonitis
glist
glisten (current term)
glistened
glistening
glisteningly
glistens
glister
glistered
glistering
glisteringly
glisters
glistring
glit
glitazone
glitazones
glitch

Literary usage of Glisten

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"To shine or gleam with scattered light ; emit scintillating flashes of light ; sparkle ; glisten : as, a glittering sword. The rede statue of Mara with ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"burst, fulguration (literary; rare, exc. fig.), gleam, blink, ful- mination, bicker, glimpse, glimmer, shimmer, glisten, glance, spark, scintillation, ..."

3. A Cyclopedia of the Literature of Amateur Journalism by Truman Joseph Spencer (1891)
"Mr. glisten was tenderly removed to a camp couch, where he fell into a sound slumber ... We find Mr. glisten and Thena alone in their tent the next morning. ..."

4. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"... I '11 smile, though my een For sweet after danger 's the tale of the war. they may glisten, And O, how we doubt when there 's distance 'tween lovers, ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"To shine or gleam with scattered light ; emit scintillating flashes of light ; sparkle ; glisten : as, a glittering sword. The rede statue of Mara with ..."

6. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"burst, fulguration (literary; rare, exc. fig.), gleam, blink, ful- mination, bicker, glimpse, glimmer, shimmer, glisten, glance, spark, scintillation, ..."

7. A Cyclopedia of the Literature of Amateur Journalism by Truman Joseph Spencer (1891)
"Mr. glisten was tenderly removed to a camp couch, where he fell into a sound slumber ... We find Mr. glisten and Thena alone in their tent the next morning. ..."

8. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"... I '11 smile, though my een For sweet after danger 's the tale of the war. they may glisten, And O, how we doubt when there 's distance 'tween lovers, ..."

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