verb glis·ten \ˈgli-sən\

: to shine with light reflected off a wet surface

glis·tenedglis·ten·ing \ˈgli-sən-iŋ\

Full Definition of GLISTEN

intransitive verb
:  to give off a sparkling or lustrous reflection of or as if of a moist or polished surface

Examples of GLISTEN

  1. Rain made the streets glisten.
  2. The streets glistened in the rain.
  3. Her eyes glistened with tears.
  4. a long beach of glistening sand

Origin of GLISTEN

Middle English glistnen, from Old English glisnian; akin to Old English glisian to glitter, geolu yellow — more at yellow
First Known Use: before 12th century

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