glisten

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English glisnen, glistnen, from Old English glisnian.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlɪsən/
  • Rhymes: -ɪsən
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VerbEdit

glisten (third-person singular simple present glistens, present participle glistening, simple past and past participle glistened)

  1. (intransitive, of a wet or greasy surface) To reflect light with a glittering luster; to sparkle, coruscate, glint or flash.
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 202:
      The sun was fierce, the land seemed to glisten and drip with steam.

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NounEdit

glisten (plural glistens)

  1. A glistening shine from a wet surface.

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