Definition of Glistening

1. Adjective. Reflecting light. "Shining white enamel"

Exact synonyms: Glossy, Lustrous, Sheeny, Shining, Shiny
Similar to: Bright
Derivative terms: Glossiness, Lustre, Sheen, Shininess



Definition of Glistening

1. Verb. (present participle of glisten) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glistening

1. glisten [v] - See also: glisten

Lexicographical Neighbors of Glistening

glissaded
glissader
glissaders
glissades
glissading
glissandi
glissando
glissandoes
glissandos
glissette
glissettes
glissonitis
glist
glisten
glistened
glistening (current term)
glisteningly
glistens
glister
glistered
glistering
glisteringly
glisters
glistring
glit
glitazone
glitazones
glitch
glitchcore
glitched

Literary usage of Glistening

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray (1848)
"In the menu while, George kissed her very kindly on her forehead and glistening eyes, and was very gracious and good ; and she ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Speaking the Goddess in her heart instill'dA strong fond yearning for her olden lord, 160 Her parents, and the city of her home. In a white glistening veil ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"After about five minutes the silvery, glistening lines of air became broken up,. Flc;. 5. ... glistening ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1904)
"One, augite, is present in dark patches intruded by the others, and showing distinct glistening cleavages. Magnetite •can be detected in large flat plates ..."

5. A Dictionary of Chemistry: On the Basis of Mr. Nicholson's, in which the ...by Andrew Ure, William Nicholson by Andrew Ure, William Nicholson (1821)
"glistening and metallic. It occurs in Derbyshire. § 3. Rhomboidal iron pyrites ... glistening and pearly. Cleavage threefold. Fracture foliated. ..."

6. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"its sharp, glistening rocks resembled silver steps leading to the stupendous pinnacle above. Never, this side the shore of Eternity, do I expect to see a ..."

7. Report. by Henry Phipps Institute (1906)
"Thickness of the skull Longitudinal sinus—contents Dura : Transparent, opaque, Thickened Inner surface of dura: Smooth, rough, glistening, dull, ..."

8. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1905)
"... at our feet, — the vision's crowning glory, — Palermo, glistening as if made of alabaster, lay like an iridescent pearl within its Shell of Gold. ..."

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