Definitions

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  • adjective Glistening, glittering, gleaming, shining.
  • verb Present participle of glister.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

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Examples

  • Their faces were like the shining sun; their eyes were like burning lamps; from their mouths fire was coming forth; their clothing had the appearance of froth; their wings were more glistering than gold; their hands were whiter than snow.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Their faces were like the shining sun; their eyes were like burning lamps; from their mouths fire was coming forth; their clothing had the appearance of froth; their wings were more glistering than gold; their hands were whiter than snow.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Their faces were like the shining sun; their eyes were like burning lamps; from their mouths fire was coming forth; their clothing had the appearance of froth; their wings were more glistering than gold; their hands were whiter than snow.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Take, for example, the glistering Flavio Briatore, co-owner of new arrivals QPR.

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  • Their faces were like the shining sun; their eyes were like burning lamps; from their mouths fire was coming forth; their clothing had the appearance of froth; their wings were more glistering than gold; their hands were whiter than snow.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Her skin was fair and smooth, like beautiful pearls glistering in the dark.

    Mother

  • As I racked my brains trying to find something that required no extra time on my part yet would remian mildly entertaining to the blog-reading masses, I struck upon something glistering.

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  • Drizzled with mayo and topped with glistering portions or fish roe.

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  • There was only one person there; a tall and Roman-nosed lady, glistering over with bugles, in deep mourning.

    The Book of Snobs

  • And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

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  • I can't decide whether I like the definition of this word (glitter, brilliance), or if I get a harsher feeling from it (biting, sharp stinging).

    January 3, 2007