• WordNet 3.6
    • v glisten be shiny, as if wet "His eyes were glistening"
    • n glisten the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glisten To shine gleamingly; sparkle with light; especially, to shine with a scintillating or twinkling light: as, glistening snow; the glistening stars; his face glistened with pleasure.
    • glisten Synonyms Glister, Glitter, etc. See glare, intransitive verb
    • n glisten Glitter; sparkle; gleam.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Glisten glis′n to glitter or sparkle with light: to shine
    • n Glisten glitter
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    “His thoughts were slow. His words were few and never formed to glisten. But he was a joy to all his friends, you should have heard him LISTEN!”
  • Cyril Connolly
    “Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster.”


In literature:

Monte-Cristo bowed his head and a tear glistened in his eye.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
On their beards the spiked icicles glistened.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Peering under, around, and through the foliage, Paul rubs the glistening blade on upturned shoe-sole.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
They shall shine like fire, and glisten like the most beautiful scarlet.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
The wide surface of the sea glistened.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
But he'd seen a glistening, caterwheel ground car stopping not far from the doorway.
"Sand Doom" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The bay became a glistening roadway between the mainland and the dunes.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
Arthur stood behind her, and Helen saw tears glistening in his eyes.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Its outlines were sharply defined by the prairie turf, and the last lingering rays of the sun glistened upon its surface.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
The sun glistens among their floating crystals.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

For not upon a tranquil lake
Our pleasant task we ply,
Where all along our glistening wake
The softest moonbeams lie;
"Fifth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Thy symbol be the mountain-bird,
Whose glistening quill I hold;
Thy home the ample air of hope,
And memory's sunset gold!
"On Receiving An Eagle's Quill From Lake Superior" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The dew still glistened on the grass,
The morning breezes swung
The honeysuckle and the rose,
Above, whose sweetness hung.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
They twinkle to the wintry moon,
And cheer th' ungenial day,
And tell us, all will glisten soon
As green and bright as they.
"Tuesday In Easter Week" by John Keble
In the moonlight, when it glistened
On my window, white as snow,
Once I woke and, leaning, listened
To a voice that sang below.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein
Mistus' eyes did fairly glisten;
She laughed and praised the South,
But I thought some day she'd laugh
On tother side her mouth.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

A glistening new horror comedy is certainly reason to break out the Sno-Caps and take the missus to the picture show.
How softly he spoke, his forehead glistening.
These guys work so incredibly hard that they're glistening with.
All things pointy, sharp, and possessing a glistening blade are discussed at
It was one of the subway system's glistening jewels, the modern descendant of a century-old hub greeting New Yorkers at the tip of Lower Manhattan.
Glass shards glistened sharply in a pool of water on the kitchen floor.
MOORE — The multi-colored leaves glisten as the sun shines through the trees.
"My style reflects the way I like to live my life, free from judgment, glowing with individuality and glistening with punk," he said.
The Dodgers introduced another new toy Tuesday, a glistening young pitcher who will slot beautifully behind Clayton Kershaw at the top of a starting rotation and has the potential to be one of the best in baseball.
The sleek, white superyacht glistens under a gray autumnal sky, a posthumous testament to the design aesthetic of Steve Jobs.
Have you ever worked out so hard you actually glistened.
Some 762 lakes, dozens of glaciers , and innumerable waterfalls glisten in forested valleys.
When next you encounter a slime mold, take a moment to consider the notion that its glistening trail contains the origins of memory itself.
Gorgeous, well-muscled bodies rotate, glistening in slow-motion like roasted chickens on spits.
The lake, just inside the Holy Cross Wilderness, glistens amid boulder-dotted flower meadows .