glisten


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glis·ten

 (glĭs′ən)
intr.v. glis·tened, glis·ten·ing, glis·tens
1. To shine by reflection with a sparkling luster: "Sweat ... trickled in streams down his face and glistened in his beard" (Lois Lowry). See Synonyms at flash.
2. To be reflected with a sparkling luster: "The sun glistened upon his hair" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
n.
A sparkling, lustrous shine.

[Middle English glisnen, from Old English glisnian; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glisten

(ˈɡlɪsən)
vb (intr)
1. (of a wet or glossy surface) to gleam by reflecting light: wet leaves glisten in the sunlight.
2. (of light) to reflect with brightness: the sunlight glistens on wet leaves.
n
rare a gleam or gloss
[Old English glisnian; related to glisian to glitter, Middle High German glistern]
ˈglisteningly adv

glis•ten

(ˈglɪs ən)
v.i.
1. to reflect a sparkling light or a faint intermittent glow, as a sleek or wet surface; shine lustrously.
n.
2. a glistening; sparkle.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English glisnian, derivative of glisian to glitter; see -en1]
glis′ten•ing•ly, adv.

glisten


Past participle: glistened
Gerund: glistening

Imperative
glisten
glisten
Present
I glisten
you glisten
he/she/it glistens
we glisten
you glisten
they glisten
Preterite
I glistened
you glistened
he/she/it glistened
we glistened
you glistened
they glistened
Present Continuous
I am glistening
you are glistening
he/she/it is glistening
we are glistening
you are glistening
they are glistening
Present Perfect
I have glistened
you have glistened
he/she/it has glistened
we have glistened
you have glistened
they have glistened
Past Continuous
I was glistening
you were glistening
he/she/it was glistening
we were glistening
you were glistening
they were glistening
Past Perfect
I had glistened
you had glistened
he/she/it had glistened
we had glistened
you had glistened
they had glistened
Future
I will glisten
you will glisten
he/she/it will glisten
we will glisten
you will glisten
they will glisten
Future Perfect
I will have glistened
you will have glistened
he/she/it will have glistened
we will have glistened
you will have glistened
they will have glistened
Future Continuous
I will be glistening
you will be glistening
he/she/it will be glistening
we will be glistening
you will be glistening
they will be glistening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been glistening
you have been glistening
he/she/it has been glistening
we have been glistening
you have been glistening
they have been glistening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been glistening
you will have been glistening
he/she/it will have been glistening
we will have been glistening
you will have been glistening
they will have been glistening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been glistening
you had been glistening
he/she/it had been glistening
we had been glistening
you had been glistening
they had been glistening
Conditional
I would glisten
you would glisten
he/she/it would glisten
we would glisten
you would glisten
they would glisten
Past Conditional
I would have glistened
you would have glistened
he/she/it would have glistened
we would have glistened
you would have glistened
they would have glistened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glisten - the quality of shining with a bright reflected lightglisten - the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
Verb1.glisten - be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"
appear, seem, look - give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
spangle - glitter as if covered with spangles
shimmer - give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk

glisten

verb gleam, flash, shine, sparkle, glitter, shimmer, twinkle, glint, glimmer, scintillate The calm sea glistened in the sunlight.

glisten

verb
To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
noun
Sparkling, brilliant light:
Translations
يَلْمَع، يَتَلألأ
lesknout se
glinse
glitra
blizgėti
spīdēt
lesketati se
parıldamakparlamak

glisten

[ˈglɪsn] VI [wet surface] → relucir; [water] → espejear; [eyes] → brillar
her eyes glistened with tearsle brillaban los ojos de las lágrimas

glisten

[ˈglɪsən] vibriller, luire
to glisten with tears → briller de larmes
to glisten with sweat → luire de sueur

glisten

viglänzen; (dewdrops, tears)glitzern
nGlänzen nt, → Glitzern nt

glisten

[ˈglɪsn] vi (wet surface, water) → luccicare; (eyes) to glisten (with)brillare (di)

glisten

(ˈglisn) verb
to shine faintly or sparkle. His skin glistened with sweat.
References in classic literature ?
His eyes began to glisten and his forefinger to tremble.
But when within thy wave she looks - Which glistens then, and trembles - Why, then, the prettiest of brooks Her worshipper resembles; For in my heart, as in thy stream, Her image deeply lies - His heart which trembles at the beam Of her soul-searching eyes.
The beautiful, festive collection features Santa's little helper Glisten and, new to the collection this year, Glisten's younger siblings, Twinkle and Tinsel.
Glisten is safe, effective and environmentally friendly.
Simply apply to cheekbones or Simply apply to cheekbones or give the face a light dusting all give the face a light dusting all over for instant glisten.
Use a few drops of Mop Glisten Shine Drops to give a super-shiny finish to your ponytail, PS13.
According to one reporter, no matter the heat, Clinton never wilts, not "so much as the faintest glisten can be detected anywhere about her person.
SNACK firm Glisten has posted a 12% rise in half-year profits in its last update, before being taken over by Benecol maker Raisio.
SNACK firm Glisten posted a 12 per cent rise in half-year profits yesterday - their last update before being taken over by Benecol maker Raisio.
The news comes a day after FLEXNEWS reported that Raisio would acquire Glisten, a leading British confectionery company.
THE maker of Benecol has unveiled plans to acquire snack food firm Glisten in a deal valuing the UK company at about pounds 19.
Finland-based food company Raisio (HEL:RAIVV) announced today a public takeover offer for UK snaking and confectionery company Glisten (LON:GLI), valuing the company at some EUR22.