Glistening



[glis-uh n] /ˈglɪs ən/

verb (used without object)
1.
to reflect a sparkling light or a faint intermittent glow; shine lustrously.
noun
2.
a glistening; sparkle.
/ˈɡlɪsən/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(of a wet or glossy surface) to gleam by reflecting light: wet leaves glisten in the sunlight
2.
(of light) to reflect with brightness: the sunlight glistens on wet leaves
noun
3.
(rare) a gleam or gloss
v.

Old English glisnian “to glisten, gleam,” from Proto-Germanic *glis- (cf. Old Frisian glisa “to shine,” Middle High German glistern “to sparkle,” Old Danish glisse “to shine”), from PIE *ghleis-, from root *ghel- “to shine, glitter, glow, be warm” (see glass). Related: Glistened; glistening.

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