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Meaning of GLISTEN

Pronunciation:  'glisun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of glittering or sparkling brightly
  2. [v]  be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"

GLISTEN is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: gleam, glint, glister, glitter, glitter, scintillation, shine, sparkle
 See Also: appear, brightness, look, seem, shimmer, spangle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Glis"ten\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glistened}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Glistening}.] [OE. glistnian, akin to glisnen,
glisien, AS. glisian, glisnian, akin to E. glitter. See
{Glitter}, v. i., and cf. {Glister}, 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.

Syn: See {Flash}.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blink, blinking, coruscate, coruscation, firefly, glance, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, glint, glisk, glister, glitter, glittering, glow, glowworm, reflect, scintilla, scintillate, scintillation, shimmer, shimmering, shine, spangle, spark, sparkle, stroboscopic light, tinsel, twinkle, twinkling, wink