verb (used without object)
Origin of glisten
Examples from the Web for glisten
I wanted the whole dress to glisten, so I used a lace with silver thread in it.
When it begins to glisten, add the onion and sauté until it is soft and slightly golden, about five minutes.
The rushes nod and glisten around us; the bending reeds whisper as we push between them, cutting across a point.Days Off|Henry Van Dyke
He thought he saw the dark eyes of the Indian glisten, but his lips showed small sign of yielding.Lone Pine|R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
In this uprush of spirit, her red hair seemed even to bristle and to glisten.Out of the Air|Inez Haynes Irwin
For it is derived from the verb , to glisten, because it is a transparent stone.
Pretty soon the bodies and the faces of the sailors began to glisten; and, before long, the sweat was running down in streams.The Sandman: His Sea Stories|William J. Hopkins
British Dictionary definitions for glisten
Word Origin for glisten
Word Origin and History for glisten
Old English glisnian "to glisten, gleam," from Proto-Germanic *glis- (cf. Old Frisian glisa "to shine," Middle High German glistern "to sparkle," Old Danish glisse "to shine"), from PIE *ghleis-, from root *ghel- "to shine, glitter, glow, be warm" (see glass). Related: Glistened; glistening.