to reflect a sparkling light or a faint intermittent glow; shine lustrously.
a glistening; sparkle.
- glis·ten·ing·ly, adverb
- un·glis·ten·ing, adjective
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How to use glisten in a sentence
But with unlimited access to the luxurious sandwiches, piled high with glistening meat, a buttery apocalypse of gluttony unfolded.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered | Scott Bixby | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A gorgeous, glistening rendition of “Lost Cause” came next, and the airy Morning Phase standout “Blue Moon” ended the sequence.Beck’s Musical Time Machine: This Wasn’t a Concert. It was a Spectacular Party. | Andrew Romano | April 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To bring things full circle, on the German leg of her world tour, Beyoncé appeared on stage in one of Ford's glistening designs.Beyoncé Rocks Tom Ford; Fast Retailing Backs Out of J. Crew Deal | The Fashion Beast Team | March 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Especially because her role was about a strong woman, we wanted to embody strength,” Williams said of the glistening dress.Celebrity Stylists Dish About Dressing for the Oscars | Erin Cunningham | February 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Boris plunged in his hand and drew out an exquisite marble thing, blue-veined, rose-tinted, and glistening with opalescent drops.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show | Robert W. Chambers | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A girl smaller than herself, and dressed from neck to heels in a glistening raincoat, ran under Jesss umbrella and seized her arm.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Out upon the linoleum 29 rolled the glistening coinsseveral of them gold piecesthat Jess had noted so greedily in the egg store.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
It was the glistening look that comes when he is watching baby, or hearing Margaret say pretty things to her.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
Very compact and fine-grained reddish granular quartz, with a glistening lustre, and flat conchoidal fracture.
Morning found him walking across fresh meadowlands with the dew glistening on his bare head and broad, straight shoulders.The Man from Time | Frank Belknap Long
British Dictionary definitions for glisten
(of a wet or glossy surface) to gleam by reflecting light: wet leaves glisten in the sunlight
(of light) to reflect with brightness: the sunlight glistens on wet leaves
rare a gleam or gloss
- glisteningly, adverb
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