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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).
A sparkling, lustrous shine.

[Middle English glisnen, from Old English glisnian; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.glistening - reflecting lightglistening - reflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
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Having a high, radiant sheen:
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And then you can read into those glisteningly deep eyes.
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Nothing moves, and the blizzard creeps inside, and everything is a terrible, glisteningly sad sort of beautiful.
Certainly wistfully, and always vigorously, Houx frees himself of any confinements in songs like "My Home Ain't Nowhere," be they material, emotional, or even socially imposed bonds--as a matter of fact, his "home ain't nowhere" and he surely "heed[s] no permission" and "heed[s] no command." Quite clearly this is a distinctively American musician whose earthly and glisteningly honest posture thankfully slips off any sleek hipster poses as it transcends an all-too-idealized nostalgia for the old pastoral U.S.A.
Frisell's "Throughout" is presented in a strange and glisteningly lovely arrangement, while the Milt Jackson chestnut "Bag's Groove" is given a stomping and swinging interpretation that requires no rhythm section to make its muscularity fully felt.