Glisten meaning

glĭs'ən
The definition of glisten is to reflect light, sparkle, shine or glitter.

When a diamond reflects and sparkles in the sunlight, this is an example of a time when the diamond glistens.

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A sparkling, lustrous shine.
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To shine or sparkle with reflected light, as a wet or polished surface does.
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(intransitive) To reflect light with a glittering luster; to sparkle, coruscate, glint or flash.
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To shine by reflection with a sparkling luster.
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To be reflected with a sparkling luster.
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A glittering shine; a scintillation, sparkle or flash.
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A glistening.
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Origin of glisten

  • Middle English glisnen from Old English glisnian ghel-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English glisnian.
    From Wiktionary