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GLISTEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glisten mean? 

GLISTEN (noun)
  The noun GLISTEN has 1 sense:

1. the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

  Familiarity information: GLISTEN used as a noun is very rare.


GLISTEN (verb)
  The verb GLISTEN has 1 sense:

1. be shiny, as if wet

  Familiarity information: GLISTEN used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLISTEN (noun)


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Meaning:

The quality of shining with a bright reflected light

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

glisten; glister; glitter; sparkle; scintillation

Hypernyms ("glisten" is a kind of...):

brightness (the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white)


GLISTEN (verb)


Sense 1glisten [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be shiny, as if wet

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

glitter; glisten; glint; gleam; shine

Context example:

His eyes were glistening

Hypernyms (to "glisten" is one way to...):

appear; look; seem (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "glisten"):

spangle (glitter as if covered with spangles)

shimmer (give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

Lights glisten on the horizon
The horizon is glistening with lights


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