glis·​ten·​ing | \ ˈgli-sᵊn-iŋ How to pronounce glistening (audio) \

Definition of glistening

: shining with reflected light a damp, glistening surface … a wonderland of glistening, shallow lakes of rainwater …— Joseph Judge The boatman was a tiny man with glistening brown skin and an almost circular mouth.— Bruce Chatwin … contrasting dark surfaces with glistening decorative details.Architectural Digest Monroe County will always be unique because it is a collection of little tropical islands sprinkled across the glistening waters off the southern tip of the peninsula.— George Laycock

Other Words from glistening

glisteningly adverb
The cup across from her was icily clean, glisteningly empty. — Sinclair Lewis

First Known Use of glistening

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Glistening.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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