Definition of glisten
: to give off a sparkling or lustrous reflection of or as if of a moist or polished surface
Examples of glisten in a sentence
Rain made the streets glisten.
The streets glistened in the rain.
Her eyes glistened with tears.
a long beach of glistening sand
Origin and Etymology 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
Synonym Discussion of glisten
First Known Use of glisten
GLISTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of glisten for English Language Learners
: to shine with light reflected off a wet surface
GLISTEN Defined for Kids
Definition of glisten for Students
: to shine with a soft reflected light
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