glisten

  • 1 glisten — O.E. glisnian to glisten, gleam, from P.Gmc. *glis (Cf. O.Fris. glisa to shine, M.H.G. glistern to sparkle, O.Dan. glisse to shine ), from PIE *ghleis , from root *ghel to shine, glitter, glow, be warm (see GLASS (Cf …

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  • 2 Glisten — Glis ten (gl[i^]s n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glistened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glistening}.] [OE. glistnian, akin to glisnen, glisien, AS. glisian, glisnian, akin to E. glitter. See {Glitter}, v. i., and cf. {Glister}, v. i.] To sparkle or shine;… …

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  • 3 glisten — sparkle, glitter, *flash, gleam, glance, glint, scintillate, coruscate, twinkle …

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  • 4 glisten — [v] shimmer coruscate, flash, flicker, glance, glare, gleam, glimmer, glint, glister, glitter, glow, scintillate, shine, sparkle, twinkle; concept 624 …

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  • 5 glisten — ► VERB ▪ (of something wet or greasy) shine or sparkle. ► NOUN ▪ a sparkling light reflected from something wet. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 6 glisten — [glis′ən] vi. [ME glistnen (with unhistoric t ) < OE glisnian < base of glisian, to shine < IE * ghleis < base * ĝhel > GLEAM, GLASS] to shine or sparkle with reflected light, as a wet or polished surface does n. a glistening SYN.… …

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  • 7 glisten — glisteningly, adv. /glis euhn/, v.i. 1. to reflect a sparkling light or a faint intermittent glow; shine lustrously. n. 2. a glistening; sparkle. [bef. 1000; ME glis(t)nen (v.), OE glisnian, deriv. of glisian to GLITTER; see EN1] Syn. 1. glimmer …

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  • 8 glisten — v. (D; intr.) to glisten with * * * [ glɪs(ə)n] (D; intr.) to glisten with …

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  • 9 glisten — UK [ˈɡlɪs(ə)n] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms glisten : present tense I/you/we/they glisten he/she/it glistens present participle glistening past tense glistened past participle glistened if something glistens, it shines because it is wet or …

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  • 10 glisten — verb Glisten is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑dew, ↑eye, ↑hair, ↑perspiration, ↑skin, ↑sweat, ↑tear …

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  • 11 glisten — glis|ten [ˈglısən] v [: Old English; Origin: glisnian] to shine and look wet or oily glisten with ▪ The boy s back was glistening with sweat. ▪ glistening black hair [i]see usage note ↑gleam1 …

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  • 12 glisten — [[t]glɪ̱s(ə)n[/t]] glistens, glistening, glistened 1) VERB If something glistens, it shines, usually because it is wet or oily. The calm sea glistened in the sunlight... [V with n] Darcy s face was white and glistening with sweat. [V ing] ...tubs …

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  • 13 glisten — I. intransitive verb (glistened; glistening) Etymology: Middle English glistnen, from Old English glisnian; akin to Old English glisian to glitter, geolu yellow more at yellow Date: before 12th century to give off a sparkling or lustrous… …

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  • 14 glisten — 1. verb to reflect light with a glittering luster; to sparkle, coruscate, glint or flash 2. noun a …

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  • 15 glisten — Synonyms and related words: blink, blinking, coruscate, coruscation, firefly, glance, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, glint, glisk, glister, glitter, glittering, glow, glowworm, reflect, scintilla, scintillate, scintillation, shimmer, shimmering,… …

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  • 16 glisten — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. glister, gleam, glint, glitter, coruscate. See light. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. shine, sparkle, shimmer, flicker, flash; see also shine 1 . See Synonym Study at flash . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) …

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  • 17 glisten — glis|ten [ glısn ] verb intransitive if something glistens, it shines because it is wet or covered with oil: His forehead was glistening with sweat …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 glisten — v. n. Wright’s L. P. p. 36 …

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  • 19 glisten — glis·ten || glɪsn n. glitter, sparkle, shine v. glitter, sparkle, shine …

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  • 20 glisten — 1) singlet 2) tingles …

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