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glisten


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glisten  \Glis"ten\,  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;  especially,  to  shine  with  a  mild, 
  subdued,  and  fitful  luster;  to  emit  a  soft,  scintillating 
  light;  to  gleam;  as  the  glistening  stars. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Flash}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glisten 
  n  :  the  quality  of  glittering  or  sparkling  brightly  [syn:  {glitter}, 
  {glister},  {scintillation},  {sparkle}] 
  v  :  be  shiny,  as  if  wet;  "His  eyes  were  glistening"  [syn:  {glitter}, 
  {glint},  {gleam},  {shine}] 




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